Monday, July 16, 2012
Henry Bryant is the force behind the annual Battle of Atlanta Civil War remembrances. He also is the fount of knowledge behind the history of all things East Atlanta.
At Patch, we're all about what's local. As part of that, we have a regular feature, along with our sister website, Huffington Post, called the "Greatest Person of the Day." These stories and vignettes serve to highlight those in our communities doing things — some big, some small — that leave our corner of the world just a little bit brighter. Today we highlight Henry Bryant of East Atlanta, who is known as the neighborhood preservationist and community historian. In East Atlanta, if you want to know why or how a street got its name, ask Henry. If you want to know why some houses aren't in keeping with the dominant style of East Atlanta's housing stock, again, ask Henry. With just about anything one wants to know regarding the history …
Friday, September 23, 2011
City says there is a 50-50 chance it may move
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- Péralte Paul
Friday, September 23, 2011
Grant Park is one of Atlanta's crown jewels of tourist attractions. There's the park itself, of course, but there also is Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama, which houses the world's largest oil painting. That painting depicts the 1885-86 Battle of Atlanta, fought in several southeast Atlanta neighborhoods, including East Atlanta Village and Kirkwood. Despite the three-in-in tourism appeal, the Cyclorama doesn't draw as much attendance as the zoo. The thinking at City Hall? Perhaps a change of venue might do the Cyclorama some good. Mayor Kasim Reed has already formed a task force — whose members include Russell Baggett, the Grant Park Neighborhood Association's president — to study the issue. There's a 50-50 chance it may move and potential …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
A weekend of activities reflect on the role that East Atlanta and surrounding neighborhoods played in this important Civil War battle
This weekend, East Atlanta, Kirkwood and the Parkview neighborhoods honor and pay their respects to the Blue and the Gray. This July 22 marks the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. East Atlanta Patch will be posting pictures and videos of the day's events. History buffs and the curious can find a full schedule of activities Saturday and Sunday aimed at people of all ages. Check back often for updates. Are you attending the Battle of Atlanta weekend of events? Click the camera icon below and share your photos and videos with Patch!
Friday, July 15, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, July 15, 2011.
'We Owe the Students,' Interim Superintendent Tells Gathering. 'Disgruntled Employee' Suspected in Triple Shooting That Killed One Woman. Avondale Estates Officer Involved in Shooting. From the Civil War to Civil Rights. Wiz Kids Flock to Phipps Plaza for Harry Potter's Last Spell. The End of an Era.
This weekend, East Atlanta relives the "B*ATL"
A highlight of my grammar school years was our annual class trip each spring. Our teachers, along with a few class mothers, would take us on a daylong excursion to an activity designed to not only be fun but educational. One year, we took a trip back in time to Wild West City, a Western-heritage theme park — think "Bonaza" or "Gunsmoke" come to life. The re-enactors dressed in clothes from the period and spoke like pioneers of the Old West. My classmates and I had a chance to lose ourselves in the experience. For a few hours, we lived the lives of 19th century Americans of the West, even if we were in 20th century Netcong, N.J. This weekend, parts of East Atlanta Patch will play host to the 19th century South as we commemorate the 147th …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Heat Advisory Remains in Effect. Heat Index Could Rise to 110 Degrees. Couple in Murder-Suicide was Going Through a Divorce; Children Found Safe. Decatur School Board Raises Millage Rate. Druid Hills, Morningside Residents Concerned About Transit Plans. Why I'm a Civil War Re-enactor.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Patch page focused on Civil War events, commemorations in our communities
This past April 12, the nation marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Patch has launched a Civil War Page to highlight all the events in the different Patch communities where the war played a role — from battle commemorations and reenactments, to book readings, memorials and other events. Southeast Atlanta for example, played a significant role in the War 147 years ago. The Battle of Atlanta, which claimed the lives of some 12,000 Confederate and Union troops, was fought in parts of what are now the East Atlanta Village, Parkview and Kirkwood neighborhoods. You can check out our stories and photo galleries and comment on posts to the page, as well as share your thoughts and pictures.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
It's our shared history as a city, region and nation.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
by Henry Bryant April 12 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States Why should we remember the Civil War and the part of it that was fought here in Southeast Atlanta? One of the reasons for the neighborhood (the city) and its people to remember and realize its history is economics. People from around the world come here looking for that story and the meaning it might have for them. The color of money is not blue or gray or black or white. Our people should be enabled to gain financially from the story that took place here. If we do not talk about it, that can not happen. More importantly, it is critical to remember and retell the story because it is ours, even if it is painful. We must do that to claim it as …