Over four days in September 1906, at least 25 African Americans were killed and hundreds more injured in Atlanta after false reports of white women being assaulted by Black men sparked a wave of uncontrolled violence from white residents. 

WABE Studios, in partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, presents a new original documentary, “(re)Defining History: Uncovering The 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre,” exploring the truth behind the massacre, what led to the violence, and how it spawned resilience in the Black community. 

About the host

Dr. Maurice J. Hobson

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Historian at Georgia State University

Hobson uses his love of history to strategically analyze some of the topics truest to his upbringing and livelihood. As a scholar, professor and prominent American South historian, he presents his chronicles with an experiential and academically honed perspective on the national and international implications surrounding topics of electoral politics, race and the new Black South.

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