Even More Local History in Electronic Resources

If MLK Day and Black History Month have you interested in local history, be sure to check out all Fulton County Library System has to offer online to expand your knowledge of Atlanta (and Georgia's) past!

From the first Native Americans that lived in your home town to the current entry in World Book Encyclopedia Online for Georgia, the online collection offered by FulcoLibrary is one of the best in the state. Our collections include recent history that you may have missed or forgotten. Learn about great Supreme Court cases from Georgia that have affected the nation like Furman v. Georgia in 1972 with this lesson from The Great Courses or search our many online newspaper resources for reactions and commentary to more recent decisions like 2020's Bostock v. Clayton County. You can dig even deeper into primary resources for local history at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, which is a nationally important center for historians - drop in during business hours to see their publicly available collections on the first floor, or make an appointment to see rare materials!

In more of an artistic mood? Explore our collection of downloadable works by local authors on Overdrive and the Libby app, or watch local independent films like Dekalb Elementary on Kanopy.

Why not make your own contribution to documenting local history by making a Journal of Family Life with this tutorial from Creative Bug? You can listen to compositions by local musicians on Freegal while crafting your household record of what will one day be local history.

Make your own record of local history by filling in a Family Life Journal you can make at home with this tutorial from Creative Bug!