By Cowgirl Candace | Images by Jose Ibarra | Originally published for BBH Heavy rain and lawless winds failed to stop thousands of attendees from witnessing the best horseback riders compete in August’s Atlanta, Georgia, leg of the national tour Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR). Showcasing the top African-American competitors in barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, bareback […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for the AJC Georgia nurtured its Peach State status nearly 450 years ago. Introduced at the coastline then moved toward the fall line, Georgia peaches have continued to deliver in sugary, ripe-and-ready deliciousness to this day. Now let’s stay clear: Georgia doesn’t produce the most peaches in the South. […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for Black Farmers’ Network Semi-trailers, pickups and cars dart along the same path early 20th-century cotton wagons trundled to make gin deliveries. Scenic Hometown Hwy 27 — originally known as State Route 1 — in West Georgia was once known as a prominent drop off point for the cash […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Images by LaSundra Davis Think of drovers as the GPS to livestock. No matter the terrain, they skillfully steered herds of cattle across the Western frontier during the late 19th century. “I’m helping to retell this part to the America West’s history,” said Donald Lee, a lifelong cowboy and part-time historical […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for the AJC Now that Atlanta is considered the “Hollywood of the South,” the entire region has increasingly become a backdrop for both motion pictures and small screen projects. Popular series like “Stranger Things” and “The Walking Dead” — as well as scenes from the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe films — […]
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