FACTOID # 10: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Atlanta (8365 words)
removal and the discovery of gold encouraged new settlement in the region, but it was the railroad that actually brought Atlanta into being and eventually connected it with the rest of the state and region.
Black representation in the Georgia legislature also increased during these years, and a sea change in local politics occurred in 1973, when Maynard Jackson became Atlanta's first African American mayor and fls gained equal representation on the city council and a slight majority on the school board.
New rail stations and track were added, however, to the main north-south line, resulting in a rapid-rail route that stretches from the Chamblee-Dunwoody area in north DeKalb County through downtown Atlanta to the airport on the south side of the region.
The New Georgia Encyclopedia (243 words)
NGE is a project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the Office of the Governor, the University of Georgia Press, and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO.
Evelyn Hanna was one of a number of southern women whose writing became known as one of Georgia's new...
Copyright 2004-2005 by the Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press.
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