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North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

2015 March 3

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive.

Taken from the Gainesville News, December 1, 1915

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in three north Georgia cities (Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1922. Consisting of over 33,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.

The archive includes the following north Georgia newspaper titles: Gainesville News (1902-1922), Georgia Cracker (Gainesville) (1894-1902), North Georgia Citizen (Dalton) (1868-1921), Rome Courier (1850-1855), Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (1860-1880), Rome Weekly Courier (1860-1878). The Digital Library of Georgia will add additional titles from the region over time.

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern  Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at ​



Civil rights activist and writer Anne Moody, 1940-2015

2015 February 9
by Mandy Mastrovita
Sit-in at lunch counter

Civil rights sit-in by John Salter, Joan Trumpauer, and Anne Moody at Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi. Crowd of people pour sugar, ketchup and mustard on them in protest. May 28, 1963


Civil rights activist and writer Anne Moody passed away on Thursday, February 5 at her home in Gloster, Mississippi.

Moody, a student at Mississippi’s historically African American Tougaloo College, helped organize a peaceful sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in downtown Jackson on May 28, 1963, just after the Supreme Court delivered a decision that made sit-ins legal. Despite the legality of the sit-in, little protection was provided by Jackson police that day.

The participants of the sit-in were attacked by a white mob, who beat up one of the students to the point of unconsciousness, roughed up the other protestors, and dumped condiments over the heads of demonstrators sitting directly at the lunch counter.The sit-in lasted until Woolworths closed that evening.

Moody published a memoir of her experiences facing violence as a civil rights activist in the segregated South, called “Coming of Age in Mississippi.” She can be seen in this photograph of the Woolworth’s sit-in; she is seated at the lunch counter, the third person in. Alongside her are civil rights activists John Salter and Joan Trumpauer.

The photo of the sit-in seen here is available as part of Civil Rights Digital Library; the item belongs to the John R. Salter, Jr. papers, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin, and is available here

A short bio and link to historical resources on Anne Moody is here.