Amplifying Black History

Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, we’re sharing WABE original content that amplifies Black culture and history.

Black History News

Strollin’ Down Sweet Auburn

For nearly half a century, Sweet Auburn served as the blueprint for entrepreneurship, generational wealth and activism among Atlanta’s African American community. Now, longtime residents are hopeful that with renewed interest from businesses and city government, the prosperity of the neighborhood’s past can be repeated.

Black History in Atlanta with “Closer Look”

“Closer Look with Rose Scott” explores important topics to surrounding Black history in Atlanta and conversations with icons at the center of the Civil Rights Movement.


Black History in Atlanta with “City Lights”

“City Lights with Lois Reitzes” explores the art, music, food, poetry and more behind Black history in Atlanta.

Watch for the Hook: 50 years of Atlanta hip-hop

There’s no better example of Atlanta’s impression on mainstream pop culture than its rich past, present and definitive future shaping the world of hip-hop music. Over the years, WABE has showcased hip-hop artists old and new, as well as the culture, fashion and community the genre’s ever-present influence casts over the city of Atlanta.

(re)Defining History: The 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre

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. 

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