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Click on bird to hear Albany, Georgia- born Ray Charles  sing 
"Georgia on my Mind."
   “It's not the man, it's the plan. It's not the rap, it's the map.” 
 ~Ossie Davis, Georgia Born 
 Dec 18, 1917 -  Feb 4, 2005

Actor, writer, producer, director, and a “giant of civil rights.” 
He also provided the voice of a lemur named Yar in the 2000 Disney-animated film Dinosaur. 
http://www.visionaryproject.org/
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Georgia

Georgia is a S.E. state whose terrain spans coastal beaches, farmland and mountains. Capital city Atlanta is home of the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, dedicated to the African-American leader’s life and times. The city of Savannah is famed for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and leafy public squares. Augusta hosts the Masters golf tournament.
Listen to Raury from Stone Mountain, GA!
Born: June 10, 1996 
Okefenokee Swamp encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals; moss draped cypress trees, and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.
James Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia in 1733. One of the 13 original colonies, Georgia is now home to more than 9.6 million residents, a figure that makes the state the ninth most populous in the country.

Georgia produces much food and note that peanuts, peaches and Vidalia onions, the last three of which all hold places as state symbols.
ON THE SET OF MOCKINGJAY: 

MILL RUINS AT SWEETWATER CREEK
Click  Katniss Everdeen 
It's Not Easy Being Green
Ray Charles & Kermit sing it. Click on Muppets.
Ray Charles ...Brilliant  musical figure who through his singing and piano playing helped invent soul and R&B music. Ray Charles was born in Georgia and moved to Florida as a child. At the age of 5 he began losing his sight gradually, and by age 7 is completely blind. Florida, he studied at St. Augustine deaf and blind, where he first learned to play the piano. He then moved to Seattle, where he began to be published as a musician.

About Spelman College
Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, we became Spelman College in 1924. Today the student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service.   http://www.spelman.edu/
Spelman College Choir
President Jimmy Carter
Born October 1, 1924       Plains, Georgia

39th President of the United States and Founder of The Carter Center. 
See events by clicking on President Carter. 
Amy Carter and her border collie mix, Grits, June 9, 1977.
City of Atlanta - 
Click skyline 

Congratulations to the new mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms!

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)  was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".. Click on James Brown and PupCorn the poodle.
Born: May 3, 1933,SC
Died: December 25, 2006, Atlanta, GA
10th Annual 
Georgia Week for the Animals
November 21-November 29, 2020!
Being re-scheduled to 2021. (Covid Guidelines)


Mr. Jackie Robinson, 
Born January 31, 1919, Cairo, GA-
Passed October 24, 1972, North Stamford, CT
Pictured with his wife Rachel, and their loving dog. 
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Tyrus Raymond Cobb, nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. He was born in rural Narrows, Georgia. 
Born: December 18, 1886, Narrows, GA
Died: July 17, 1961, Atlanta, GA   
 the Ty Cobb Educational Foundation has distributed $15.8 million in college scholarships to needy Georgians.
Ty Cobb &
 his dog in 1936
 Patricia Lynn Yearwood
BornSeptember 19, 1964   Monticello, Georgia
Country music singer, author, actress, and chef. 
As determined , the University of Georgia is the only major college that actually buries its mascots within the confines of the stadium. Ugas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII are buried in marble vaults near the main gate in the embankment of the South stands. Epitaphs to the dogs are inscribed in bronze, and before each home game, flowers are placed on their graves. The memorial plot attracts hundreds of fans each year. Click on UGA.
UGA
Ryan Seacrest 
~with his dog Georgia~
Born: December 24, 1974   
Dunwoody, GA


The Carter Family and Amy's Dog, Grits. Amy Carter was age 9 when the Carter family moved into the White House. 
Trees line the road at Wornsloe Historic Site in Savannah, Georgia.
Amy Grant 
Born November 25, 1960   Augusta, GA
Country and Christian singer,
Oliver Hardy born January 18, 1892, Harlem, GA
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy was an American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927-1951.
Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA with help from Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement. Low and Baden-Powell both shared a love of travel and support of the Girl Guides. 


Born: October 31, 1860, Savannah, GA
Died: January 17, 1927, Savannah, GA

"I never learned anything from a match that I won."
-Bobby Jones
Click on Bobby Jones, golfer and lawyer by profession, who was one of the most influential figures in the history of golf Born: March 17, 1902-Dec 18, 1971 Atlanta, GA Masters Grand Slam 

Allman was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for being a founding member and musician
in the Allman Brothers Band. (Click on Greg's pic.) 
Born: December 8, 1947, Nashville, TN
Died: May 27, 2017, Richmond Hill, GA
Donate to Gregg Allman Scholarship Fund at UGA 
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-allman-brothers-band-19991125
   Read entire 2017 speech to Harvard Law School by clicking on Ms. Yates photo.  
God Bless America!
"The only way Love can last a Lifetime is if it Unconditional."

~Stephen Kendrick
 from Athens, GA 
“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
                                                          – John Grogan
"You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, 'What's in it for me?' "

~Lewis Grizzard October 20, 1946
Fort Benning, Georgia
Died March 20, 1994  Atlanta, Georgia

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by the initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. Wikipedia
Born: January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, NY
Died: April 12, 1945, Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site, GA
Alice Walker      
February 9, 1944 (age 75 years)     Eatonton, GA

 American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she wrote the novel The Color Purple, for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. 


“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”
― Alice Walker
Jessye Norman
Born: September 15, 1945, Augusta, GA
Died: September 30, 2019, 
Mount Sinai–St. Luke's Hospital
FAMOUS GEORGIANS
Conrad Aiken poet, Savannah
James Bowie soldier, Burke County
Jim Brown actor, athlete, St. Simons Island
Erskine Caldwell writer, Moreland
James E. Carter U.S. president, Plains
Ray Charles singer, Albany
Lucius D. Clay banker, general, Marietta
Ty Cobb baseball player, Narrows
Charles Coburn movie and TV actor, Macon
Ossie Davis actor, writer, Cogdell
James Dickey poet, Atlanta
Mattiwilda Dobbs soprano, Atlanta
Melvyn Douglas actor, Macon
Pete Drake musician/record producer, Augusta
Rebecca Latimer Felton first appointed woman U.S. senator, Decatur
Lawrence Fishburne III actor, Augusta
Henry W. Grady journalist, Athens
Amy Grant singer, Augusta
Oliver Hardy comedian, Harlem
Joel Chandler Harris journalist, author, Eatonton
Roland Hayes singer, Curyville
Fletcher Henderson musician/songwriter, Cuthbert
Hulk Hogan professional wrestler, Augusta
John Henry Doc Holliday western hero, Griffin
Larry Holmes boxer, Cuthert
Miriam Hopkins actress, Bainbridge
Harry James trumpeter, Albany
Jasper Johns painter, sculptor, Augusta
Bobby Jones golfer, Atlanta
Stacy Keach actor, Savannah
DeForest Kelley actor, Atlanta
Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights leader, Atlanta
Gladys Knight singer, Atlanta
Joseph R. Lamar jurist, Elbert
Brenda Lee singer, Lithonia
Juliette Gordon Low U.S. Girl Scouts founder, Savannah
Carson McCullers author, Columbus
Blind Willie McTell blues pioneer, Thomson
Johnny Mercer songwriter, Savannah
Margaret Mitchell author, Atlanta
John Robert Johnny Mize baseball player, Demorest
Jessye Norman singer, Augusta
Otis Redding singer, Dawson
Jim Brown outstanding athlete (one of the best ever), actor, activist born St. Simons Island
These 7 Georgia Spots Are Ultimate Romantic Goals & Cost Only $13 Or Less, Click on Trees. 
Dr. Martin Luther King 
January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA- 
                    April 4, 1968 Memphis, TN Memphis, TN 
"The main thing is to keep the main thing  the main thing."
~Stephen Covey