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The role of Atlanta’s African-American leaders in the civil rights movement is well-documented. But, the city’s Jewish community supported the struggle too. 

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This is the 150th anniversary year of Atlanta’s oldest synagogue, called The Temple. The milestone has become an opportunity to honor The Temple's civil rights legacy.

Closer Look: Julian Bond; March For Science; And More

Feb 16, 2017
Associated Press

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Welcoming America; 'We Stood Up'; And More

Feb 14, 2017
Protesters stand outside of the South Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Sunday. The Atlanta airport protest was among several that occurred in airports across the country.
Alison Guillory / WABE

Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Image from the Gene Patterson papers, Rose Library at Emory University

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Alison Guillory / WABE

Atlanta’s intown population is expected to grow by 44 percent over the next 24 years, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission. WABE’s series “Changing Atlanta” examines what that growth means, by talking with the Atlantans whose lives it affects.

Gwen Marshall’s Castleberry Hill apartment has the look of a carefully curated international art gallery.

Indeed, artwork adorns just about every surface, including a striking collection of more than a dozen masks she’s collected from places as diverse as Cozumel, New Orleans and Jamaica.