Walton County Georgia

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - 128 páginas
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Situated between Atlanta and Athens, Walton County has always been a stronghold of the cotton industry. While some of the largest cotton crops in the world have emerged from its fertile fields, a strong community and storied history have come to define the county. Recognized as the site of America's last mass-lynching at Moore's Ford in 1946, Walton County has been a focal point of national attention, sparking changes that have contributed to the nation's Civil Rights movement.

But it is not only this tragedy that has given Walton County a sense of identity. Indeed, other lesser-known events and accomplishments have contributed to its history. Whether boasting Atlanta's first black millionaire, a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team, or a high school state football championship, Walton County has thrived both in and out of the national spotlight.

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Acknowledgments
6
Foreword by Andrew Young
8
Introduction
9
PostSlavery to PostWorld War II
11
Keeping the Faith
31
Social Events Family and Community Activities
47
Black Schools and Their Legacy
61
Remembering the Struggle
75
Owning Our Own
83
Serving Our Community and Country
93
Everyday People
101
Pacesetters
107
The Moores Ford Lynching
117
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Authors Lynn Robinson Camp and Jennifer E. Cheeks-Collins take readers on a photographic stroll through this county's fascinating history, and pay tribute to the remarkable men and women who call Walton County home.

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