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Southline Press, Inc. photographs, 1985-1989 (VIS 158)

 

Southline Press, Inc. was founded in October, 1984 by former Georgia State Senator Todd Evans. From February 1985 to May 1988, Evans published Southline, an Atlanta weekly that offered mostly liberal editorials and published news stories on local politics and government, national affairs, the arts, sports, and cuisine. Evans employed a staff of roughly 15-20 editors, writers, and account managers and leased an office at 761B Peachtree Street in Midtown. At its peak, the newspaper claimed approximately 40,000 subscribers. Southline ceased publication on May 11, 1988, citing financial problems as the primary reason.

 

This collection contains images of people, places, and events, most of whom were represented in news stories and other features in Southline. Images of people include political and civic leaders, religious leaders, professionals, entertainers, journalists and authors, athletes, and the general public. Among the photographs are images of Marvin Arrington, Roy Barnes, Julian Bond, Mike Bowers, Bill Campbell, Shirley Franklin, Pierre Howard, Maynard Jackson, Joseph Lowry, Billy McKinney, Benjamin Mays, Tom Murphy, Pat Swindall, and Hosea Williams. Most of the images are of members of the Georgia General Assembly. All of the images of geographic locations were taken in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Images of events include a demonstration by Ku Klux Klan members in Forsyth County, anti-abortion protestors, a riot of Cuban prisoners at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, anti death penalty protestors, and a parade against celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Southline Press photographs contains 880 images, 247 of which are digitized and available on this database.

 

The finding aid for the entire collection is available here.

 

To view the rest of the images, please visit the Kenan Research Center located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Our hours of operation are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesday – Saturday. You may contact us by calling 404.814.4040 or emailing at reference@atlantahistorycenter.com.


Digitization of this collection is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 
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