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.
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. We are dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students. http://www.spelman.edu/
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 -
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
Georgia Week for the Animals
November 25-December 3, 2017!
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.
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 s each year. Click on UGA.
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.
Born November 25, 1960 Augusta, GA
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."
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 GrandSlam
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
Read entire 2017 speech to Harvard Law School by clicking on Ms. Yates photo.