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Cliff Kuhn

Friday  is Dec. 4. If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 83 years to that date in 1932, we'd witness thousands gathering at the state capitol for the dedication of a statue to former senator and vice presidential candidate Thomas E. Watson.  

In a conversation recorded with Steve Goss earlier this year, the late Dr. Clifford Kuhn, long-time history professor at Georgia State University, revisits the life and legacy of the controversial politician.  

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WABE is sad to report that a frequent contributor to its station, Cliff Kuhn, has died.

Kuhn's in-depth knowledge of Georgia history, heard by WABE listeners, was just one of his areas of expertise.

An associate professor of history at Georgia State University, Kuhn had taught at GSU since 1994.

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Tuesday is November 3.  

If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 58 years to that date in 1957, we'd witness the release of the so-called "Ministers' Manifesto"─ calling for calm and reason during the on-going dispute over the integration of public schools.  

After the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of schools was unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, resistance to that decision by many Southern whites increased.  

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Next Monday is Oct. 19.  If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 55 years to that date in 1960, we'd witness the arrest of Martin Luther King Jr at an anti-segregation lunch counter sit-in at Rich's department store downtown.

Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisited the event in a conversation with Steve Goss.  

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This Saturday is Sept. 19.  If we were to turn Georgia's clock back 147 years to that date in 1868, we'd witness a deadly racial confrontation in southwest Georgia that came to be known as the "Camilla Massacre."  

Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the event with Steve Goss.

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