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Old 01-03-2019, 10:02 PM
 
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considering this is just down the road from the civil rights museum, i think knowing this makes the history even more worth remembering. if the first people to record music incited the lynching of leo frank, that's probably worth noting because audio recordings themselves were fairly new at the time, and multiplied a message in a way that had never been available before.

they literally used their privilege to create racist propaganda. that could really be a key untold part of the puzzle in the story of civil rights in atlanta and could really be insightful. similarly, the newspaper in forsyth county has destroyed or hidden all the copies of the newspapers from three days in 1908 when basically a pogram was seiged against all the black residents, property was destroyed and every black person fled the county. it's said that the newspaper may have been key in inciting chaos. i don't think we need to cover these things up. we need to know so we don't do it again. if germany was trying to cover up its bad history we would rightly call them out... but when we do it it's okay to forget?
Good idea to put something in the Civil Rights Museum. Although I'm not sure Okeh came down here to create racist propaganda, Carson's song certainly added to the already volatile atmosphere. There were already plenty of big dogs lined up against Frank, as well as many of the hoi polloi.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:49 AM
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Good idea to put something in the Civil Rights Museum. Although I'm not sure Okeh came down here to create racist propaganda, Carson's song certainly added to the already volatile atmosphere. There were already plenty of big dogs lined up against Frank, as well as many of the hoi polloi.
Maybe they didn't consider it propaganda, but rather the mainstream of white southern belief at the time and they knew they could sell it to other white southerners.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:52 AM
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considering this is just down the road from the civil rights museum, i think knowing this makes the history even more worth remembering. if the first people to record music incited the lynching of leo frank, that's probably worth noting because audio recordings themselves were fairly new at the time, and multiplied a message in a way that had never been available before.

they literally used their privilege to create racist propaganda. that could really be a key untold part of the puzzle in the story of civil rights in atlanta and could really be insightful. similarly, the newspaper in forsyth county has destroyed or hidden all the copies of the newspapers from three days in 1908 when basically a pogram was seiged against all the black residents, property was destroyed and every black person fled the county. it's said that the newspaper may have been key in inciting chaos. i don't think we need to cover these things up. we need to know so we don't do it again. if germany was trying to cover up its bad history we would rightly call them out... but when we do it it's okay to forget?
This is an angle on this that I hadn't considered, and is a very good point. At the very least, the folks at the civil rights museum should get to weigh in before anything happens. And if the building is to be destroyed, they should get to see if there's any artifacts in or on the building that they are interested in keeping as part of their collection. This location is without question a piece of civil rights history for the reasons Bryant states.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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New renderings emerge for Margaritaville Resort

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The controversial resort proposal is expected to climb 21 stories and feature upwards of 200 “vacation ownership units”—urban timeshares—an 18th floor pool deck and spa, and a two-story, 14,000-square-foot Margaritaville restaurant.
https://atlanta.curbed.com/atlanta-d...sau-demolition
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh, Atlanta
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It looks so generic.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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New renderings emerge for Margaritaville Resort


https://atlanta.curbed.com/atlanta-d...sau-demolition
Thanks. I find it interesting that they are calling the living spaces "vacation ownership units." Atlanta does not strike me as a "vacation" hot spot, but, hey, I'm certainly not an expert!
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 PM
 
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And some business person has now decided to tap into the cross section of civil-rights tourists who want to buy a Margaritaville condo. Shrewd.

(In seriousness, I think the building is just fine. If someone wants to build something that will generate millions in property taxes and some foot traffic downtown and, vitally, give tourists the impression that downtown is a safe, contiguous area from Peachtree over to Centennial, have at it. Maybe people can airbnb them and it'll become a de-facto cheap tacky hotel? That would be perfect!)
I believe that the timeshare units at the Margaritaville building will operate a little differently than typical, since it’s a Wyndham resort. Wyndham timeshares allow buyers to stay at different resorts each time. Still a bad purchase, in my opinion. I was offered two free nights at any Wyndham in exchange for sitting through a two hour presentation a couple years back, when I was in New Orleans. I used the two free nights in San Francisco, and the building was really nice. I don’t think it makes sense to pay/sign away a large sum of money up front for future vacation stays though.
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Old Today, 09:05 AM
 
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New renderings emerge for Margaritaville Resort


https://atlanta.curbed.com/atlanta-d...sau-demolition
I'm glad these are only the first renderings. I imagine there will be a few revisions to the tower in addition to incorporating, "county music's birthplace" into the design.
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Old Today, 11:55 AM
 
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I'm glad these are only the first renderings. I imagine there will be a few revisions to the tower in addition to incorporating, "county music's birthplace" into the design.
Country music was recorded elsewhere first. It’s a myth that the Nassau Street building is it’s birthplace. Eck Robertson recorded the first country song, in New York City of all places. No one is calling NYC the birthplace of country, because the style of music wasn’t born in recording studios. The people referring to the Nassau Street building as it’s birthplace just want to make it sound more important than it is.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eck_Robertson
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