Atlanta Magazine Editor-in-Chief Turns Back History Pages to the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot|RAGE IN THE GATE CITY to discuss intense riots and political, social and racial resentment hallmarked by Civil War

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    In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, located

    800 Cherokee Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30315, will host a lecture and book signing on Wednesday June 15, 2011 from

    6:30pm – 8:30pm. The event will feature author Rebecca Burns and her book “Rage in the Gate City” focused on the

    Atlanta race riot in 1906. Admission to the lecture and book signing is free and open to the public. Mrs. Rebecca Burns

    is currently the editor-in-chief of Atlanta Magazine, which has won numerous regional and national awards under her

    direction.

    Rage in the Gate City focuses on the events of August and September 1906, offering readers a descriptive, fast-paced and

    vividly detailed memoir, bringing history to life. The intense political, social and racial tensions that, now, are almost

    considered hallmarks of the Civil War, sparked intense rioting and bloodshed off the battlefields in faraway cities like

    Baltimore and New York. In theory, the end of the Civil War (1865) brought the states together and ended slavery:

    however, it did not put out the still-smoldering ashes of socio-economic and racial resentment and indignation. Race riots

    would become an ever-increasing part of the American landscape and by 1906, some forty years after the war Atlanta

    would have its own.

    Other Information:

    About The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum:

    The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is the largest of only three Cycloramas in the U.S. Located in Atlanta’s

    Historic Grant Park neighborhood, it offers a “Cyclorama Experience”, with its three dimensional diorama, surround

    sound, lighting and multi-lingual narration, enabling the visitor a unique experience of “The Battle of Atlanta!” Guided

    tours are 9:15am – 4:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday. Admission is $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for seniors and $8.00 for

    children 4-12, ages 3-and-under Free. Group rates are available and arrangements can be made for private receptions,

    dinners, lectures and meetings.

    About The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA):

    The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural

    Affairs, that was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. In order to improve the social

    fabric and quality of life for Atlanta’s citizens and visitors, the Office is committed to nurturing excellence and diversity

    in the city’s artistic offerings. OCA acknowledges that the arts play an essential role in defining the cultural life of the city

    and contribute substantially to the city’s economy by supporting programs that educate and expose the public to a rich and

    diverse range of cultural expression. The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs strives to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as

    a cultural destination.

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