SS8H12: Social, economic, and political developments in Georgia since 1970

Primary Sources

Use the links at the bottom of the thumbnails to see the original item on the relevant site or to download a PDF. For a full bibliography of sources for this set, see the teacher guide. Continue to page two for other literary and informational texts and  links to relevant websites.

Jimmy Carter addresses Ghanaian children in an area hit hard by Guinea worm disease. Louise Gubb/The Carter Center
Link to photo record at The Carter Center

President Jimmy Carter’s Annotated Statement on the Failed Rescue Mission Regarding the Hostages in Iran, 04/25/1980. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Link to full statement on the National Archives ARC

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Excavator demolishing Techwood Homes, Atlanta, Georgia, November 17, 1993 in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games.
Link to image at Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

Centennial Olympic Park. Atlanta, Georgia, one of three photographs of the renderings. They are probably from 1995, but may be from the 1998-redesign of the park.
Link to image at Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library

Wittish, Rich. “Concerned Students: Eight-grader Want Island to Look Good for Olympic Visitors.” Islands Closeup. Thursday, April 29, 1993. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.
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