Aged 31 | Born 1983
About the Speaker
"I’m a lawyer. I live right outside of Atlanta Georgia. I was born in Michigan and then my family moved to Texas for a few years, and then I’ve been here in Georgia since the 1st grade. I went to the University of Georgia, worked there in Athens for a bit, then went to law school there. I was raised catholic and currently go to church at a Methodist church. I would consider myself to be upper-middle class, or professional class."
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About Georgia and Atlanta
Georgia is located in the South-eastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies, and named after King George II of Great Britain. It is bordered on the south by Florida, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina, on the west by Alabama, and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina.
In early 1861, Georgia joined the Confederacy and became a major theatre of the Civil War. A large swath of the state from Atlanta to Savannah was destroyed during General Sherman’s March to the Sea, the action of which provides the backdrop to Gone With The Wind.
Following reconstruction, Georgia became the last Confederate state restored to the Union. With white Democrats having regained power in the state legislature, they passed a poll tax in 1877, which disfranchised many poor blacks and whites, preventing them from registering. In 1908, the state established a white primary, further excluding blacks from politics, though they constituted 46.7% of the state’s population. This disfranchisement persisted through the mid-1960s, until federal legislation with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jimmy Carter, from Plains, Georgia, was President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia and is considered an “alpha” or “world city”, ranking 36th among world cities and 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. It has a large effect on the state of Georgia and the South-eastern United States. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport as measured by passenger and aircraft traffic.