'I’m In Atlanta For Rebirth': Meet The People Of The New South

Damon Dahlen
Atlanta was stop six on HuffPost’s Listen to America road trip.

Atlanta was stop six on HuffPost’s Listen to America road trip. It’s the capital of Georgia and a hub in the history of the civil rights movement. Some locals will tell you it’s “where the playas play.” Others will tell you this:

“My mother was born here. My father was born in Augusta. We’ve got a lot of family here.”

― Deborah Williams, 46, manager

“It has all the seasons. I know how to deal with heat a lot better than I know how to deal with cold.”

― Mamie Dayan Vogel, 29, strategizing at Home Depot

“The culture here is so diverse. ... It’s a good combination of Southern hospitality.”

― Joshua Guillory, 37, consultant

“I’m here to explore the culture of innovation and creativity.”

― Shana Mitchell, 33, marketer

“I’m in Atlanta for rebirth.”

― Courtney Cook, 35, serving others

“The culture, the people, the food, the great art.”

― Cederric Mixon, 27, UX designer

“I’m trying to move to Japan and that’s taking awhile.”

― Dru Bastedo, 27, translator

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.