Flashback to 1968: 50 years ago in Georgia

It was a tumultuous year all over the world, and Georgia was not immune to the upheaval and tragedy. It was the year that both Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Take a look back at that pivotal year in photographs.

Businesses in Midtown on Peachtree St., looking north toward 14th Street. Photo taken on Feb. 26, 1968 (Joe McTyre/AJC/AJC staff)

Midtown looked a bit different 50 years ago.

Atlanta Civic Center on April 19, 1968. (Marion Crowe/AJC)

The Atlanta Civic Center was brand new.

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Atlanta Chiefs soccer team photograph, July 1968. (Noel Davis/AJC)

And Atlanta had a soccer team. So, sometimes, everything old is new again.

Check out the rest of our photos from 1968 here, and go to to see more of our Flashback photos series.

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