Flashback to 1968: 50 years ago in Georgia


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.

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

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

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