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March 1

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

Batman Begins

Blanche Gardin: Bonne Nuit Blanche

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Dances with Wolves

DC Super Hero Girls: Season 1

I Am Legend

Invictus

Jason X

Killing Gunther

LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom

Nights in Rodanthe

Power Rangers Beast Morphers: Season 2

Rain Man

Step Up: Revolution

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

The Dark Knight

The Pursuit of Happyness

Training Day

Two Weeks Notice

Year One

March 2

Black or White

World Party – Season 5

ExploreMichelle Obama to launch kids’ Netflix show focused on ‘good food’

March 3

Moxie

Murder Among the Mormons

Parker

Safe Haven

March 4

Pacific Rim: The Black

March 5

City of Ghosts

Dogwashers

Nevenka: Breaking the Silence

Pokémon Journeys: The Series – Part 4

Sentinelle

March 8

Bombay Begums

Bombay Rose

March 9

The Houseboat

StarBeam – Season 3

March 10

Dealer

Last Chance U: Basketball

Marriage or Mortgage

March 11

The Block Island Sound

Coven of Sisters

ExploreYou can binge more than 70 Netflix original movies this year

March 12

Love Alarm – Season 2

The One

Paper Lives

Paradise PD – Part 3

Yes Day

March 14

Audrey

March 15

Bakugan: Armored Alliance

The BRG

The Last Blockbuster

The Lost Pirate Kingdom

Zero Chill

March 16

Rebell Comedy: Straight Outta the Zoo

Savages

Waffles + Mochi

March 17

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case

March 18

B: The Beginning Succession

Cabras de Peste

Deadly Illusions

The Fluffy Movie

Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average America

Skylines

March 19

Alien TV- Season 2

Country Comfort

Formula 1: Drive to Survive – Season 3

Sky Rojo

March 20

Jiu Jitsu

March 22

Navillera

Philomena

March 23

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

March 24

Seaspiracy

Who Killed Sara?

March 25

Caught by a Wave

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood

Millennials – Season 3

Secret Magic Control Agency

March 26

A Week Away

Bad Trip

Big Time Rush – Seasons 1-4

Croupier

The Irregulars

Magic for Humans by Mago Pop

Nailed It! Double Trouble

March 29

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Rainbow High- Season 1

March 30

7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story

Octonauts & the Ring of Fire

March 31

At Eternity’s Gate

Haunted: Latin America

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Sometimes, you will find on the premises of the plantation itself, somewhere in the gift shop, you will find books or literature that are honest about history. But in other cases, that’s not true, so I’ll have to go to a local historical society. I called the Virginia Historical Society to get the text that is with the Barboursville ruins, which is the title image of “To Have and To Hold.” The words are from a letter, James Barbour, governor of Virginia at the time, bequeathing to his daughter on the occasion of her wedding more than 30 human beings. And their names are listed in that text."},{"owner":{"sponsored":false,"id":"ajc"},"copyright":"Vanessa Velez DeGarcia","address":{},"syndication":{},"caption":"Photographer Keris Salmon's new exhibition "To Have and To Hold" is part of her series exploring the legacy of slavery through landscapes, architecture and text. 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I must be a hound dog or something. But I get so much pleasure in researching these stories. But finding out more about these enslaved individuals is very difficult. Enslaved people, for the most part, did not read or write. So there is nothing in their own [handwriting] that is contemporaneous."},{"_id":"V45XEK3MARB5FKAZKTZ6CU5PNI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1613664877690},"type":"text","content":"Q: Have you ever found something written by an enslaved person in their own hand?"},{"_id":"QZ64VYZJNNAYJFLVVU3JMB53I4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":83,"comment":" Va.,"}],"comments":[],"_id":1613664877691},"type":"text","content":"A: So, in the cases of Montpelier, James Madison’s plantation, in Orange, Virginia, there are three images from that plantation. The words are spoken by Paul Jennings. He was James Madison’s lifelong manservant. He was emancipated, and after emancipation, wrote his memoirs. 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It tells the story of how Robinson went from the small town in South Georgia and became one of the most celebrated baseball players and civil rights figures in history —going from the Negro Leagues to becoming the first Black player to integrate Major League Baseball."},{"_id":"4II2MHYPRRHURETY2N3GS2T3NI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":31,"comment":" historical society"}],"comments":[{"date":"2021-02-23T01:29:13.480Z","replies":[{"date":"2021-02-23T05:18:11.593Z","text":"should or should not run it later than Feb. 27?","user":"Rosalind Bentley","email":"Rosalind.Bentley@ajc.com"}],"start":0,"end":9,"text":"Since this references "last week," we should run this story any later than Feb, 27 in print.","user":"Nicole Smith","email":"Nicole.Smith@ajc.com"}],"_id":1613944651620},"type":"text","content":"Last week, a tipster called the Georgia Historical Society saying the sign had been shot. The historical society sent a staff member to take pictures of the damage and report it to the Grady County Sheriff’s Office. Pellets from what may have been a shotgun blast left deep pocks in the large, cast aluminum sign. Deep burrows clustered around several words including “Negro-American” and “baseball’s color barrier.”"},{"_id":"MP3RYKINKVACDHQ2PGNRVI7FAU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":2,"comment":"Grady sheriff’s office "},{"pos":49,"comment":" over the weekend"}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651621},"type":"text","content":"A Grady County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said on Friday that the case is assigned to an investigator, but could provide no further information."},{"_id":"3RPGIMRHKNEI5EVMIRUS3Z47RI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":10,"comment":" just"},{"pos":314,"comment":"straight"}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651622},"type":"text","content":"This comes five months after a marker near Valdosta that’s dedicated to the memory of Mary Turner was removed late last year because of extreme vandalism. Controversial in and around Lowndes County when it was installed in 2010, the sign was repeatedly shot in recent years. Some rounds were so powerful they went through the aluminum."},{"_id":"SC2ICLVOGBHPVHFZ3X5WKECACE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":53,"comment":" and"},{"pos":147,"comment":" itself"},{"pos":247,"comment":","},{"pos":282,"comment":"her baby"},{"pos":307,"comment":"The episode remains one of the most heinous episodes of racial violence in the state’s, if not the nation’s, h."}],"comments":[{"date":"2021-02-23T01:33:47.614Z","replies":[{"date":"2021-02-23T05:17:12.846Z","text":"When Ernie and I did our story in 2018, we looked at all lynchings across the South. This one was heinous in that the men were castrated, burned while hanging from trees and their bodied riddled with bullets and in one case the corpse dragged behind a care. 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Stryde Jones, an investigator with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s office said Friday that his department has no leads in the Turner case."},{"_id":"QEUBIZKKW5HC7PZZ2CRI7S3GAU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1614021693614},"type":"text","content":"“But we would welcome the opportunity to follow up,” Jones said."},{"_id":"GSQ6DCIAJVEUDBGA4DJHQQGTDM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":102,"comment":"And a "},{"pos":113,"comment":" of"},{"pos":287,"comment":"(Can we add something like that to make clear not ‘remote’?)"}],"comments":[],"_id":1613953525710},"type":"text","content":"Remote locations can make markers more vulnerable to criminal damage. But that’s not always the case. About three years ago, Groce said, the marker recognizing a church started by enslaved Black people in Fayette County was also shot at, despite the church having an active congregation."},{"_id":"3RP7W6ESAFE4NPVPDLAR2XTAPA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":46,"comment":" Southern"},{"pos":290,"comment":" after."}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651633},"type":"text","content":"The Georgia incidents have precedents in other southern states. Two years ago, the marker recognizing the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi had to be removed and replaced for at least the third time after being repeatedly shot by vandals. A new bulletproof marker soon followed. It was placed near the site where Till’s body was tossed in the Tallahatchie River by two white men who killed him based on accusations Till flirted with one of the men’s wives."},{"level":2,"_id":"5EYQ2LPCX5DCHJOKRLQLQH76GM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1613953525712},"type":"header","content":"“Speaking from the grave”"},{"_id":"SJXFMLNGNZCBNEX6MZP2RXFSC4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"TO CUT THIS DOWN (IT’S 67 INCHES), I’D LEAVE OUT SOME OF THESE MARY TURNER DETAILS. "}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651636},"type":"text","content":"While Robinson’s life story has achieved legendary status both in the sports world and in popular culture — told in books, songs, a television series, an Oscar-nominated film — Turner’s story is far less well-known. Though the circumstances of her death have inspired books, a play, a sculpture and even a jazz requiem, the crime’s extreme brutality is difficult to discuss, even now."},{"_id":"TATUVJBJUZCJTGUFCKIV6MHZ4U","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"While accounts of her lynching were published in newspapers across the nation, the most detailed report came from NAACP investigator Walter White. He traveled to Lowndes and Brooks counties in the aftermath of the murder. Based on his interviews with confidential sources and mob participants, White’s chilling account, published as “The Work of the Mob,” is the best-known documentation of a weeklong lynching spree that spread across Brooks and Lowndes counties in May 1918."}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651637},"type":"text","content":""},{"_id":"XTLIC4ITT5HTFJMDHNYBLSRELU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"It began as a labor dispute between a notoriously cruel Brooks County plantation owner, Hampton Smith, and Sidney Johnson, a Black man whom Smith hired through a convict leasing scheme run out of the local jail. Smith allegedly beat Johnson severely after Johnson confronted him about being short changed on wages. 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Over the next seven days, almost a dozen Black people who’d had nothing to do with the murder were killed by the mob in the most gruesome of ways: castrating them, burning them alive, riddling their bodies with bullets and hanging the corpses from trees, and, in the case of Johnson, dragging the corpse behind a car through Valdosta streets."}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651639},"type":"text","content":""},{"_id":"GMK6VQOKRJAB5JFSP4EZF5YOYQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"“My uncle heard stories about people who came in buggies looking for someone to kill,” George said. “It was a killing spree."}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651640},"type":"text","content":""},{"_id":"Z5SITWV4ZFHDDFDZWTNTASN5SE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"“I wouldn’t be surprised if my grandfather was involved. 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Mary Turner spoke out after her husband’s lynching and threatened to have his killers prosecuted, so the mob turned on her. She was led to a remote spot along the Lowndes County shore of the Little River, just outside Valdosta. While there, she was hung upside down from a tree, set on fire, her womb sliced open, her baby’s skull crushed, and then her remains were struck by volleys of gunfire. No one was ever arrested or charged."},{"_id":"W456TFRDVBFY3AXSOU2YMFGOW4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":46,"comment":"cq"}],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651643},"type":"text","content":"Mary Turner was the sister of Randy McClain’s paternal great-grandfather. The Atlanta nursing supervisor said he didn’t realize Turner was his great-aunt until he was “well into adulthood” and planning a family reunion."},{"_id":"4VJJHVYIUZFQ5LQPY72DLBDY74","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651644},"type":"text","content":"“It was never talked about” among the family, McClain said."},{"_id":"MBUOZAT5RFFKHJX6N5LBMI3AVE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":215,"comment":"Head was the mob’s first victim. According to White’s account, he was hung from a tree about five miles outside Valdosta, then his corpse riddled with hundreds of bullets."}],"comments":[],"_id":1614021693627},"type":"text","content":"It was in a conversation with an uncle, however, that McClain learned he was related, on his mother’s side, to another victim of the lynching rampage, Will Head, who is not named but alluded to in the Turner marker."},{"_id":"YITG43754FDFLDACNTQ6YFLZHU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1613944651646},"type":"text","content":"That the marker to his great-aunt was so viciously defaced is an irony not lost on McClain. He said his family plans on putting a replacement marker in a more public location in Lowndes County. The permanent spot hasn’t been chosen."},{"_id":"7ZY6JDWTNZBZRNJ2TCSKUVZKGM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":6,"comment":"cq"},{"pos":163,"comment":"The historical society is a private entity but has an agreement with the state to maintain state-owned markers installed prior to the mid-1990s. 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Black History Month Day 5, year 3: Harriet Woods Hill. Growing up in a time when it was uncommon for women to work...

Posted by Taylor Trotter on Friday, February 5, 2021

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Exciting news about two beautiful new members of our animal population -- welcome Betty and Vanna, two new white storks!...

Posted by Zoo Atlanta on Thursday, February 11, 2021

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