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Atlanta's Identity

Alison Guillory / WABE

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

Auburn Avenue is one of the most iconic streets in Atlanta.

Brenna Beech / WABE

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

Many people who say they’re from Atlanta don’t actually live in the city of Atlanta. They’re what you might call … OTP … "outside the perimeter" of I-285 versus ITP ... "inside the perimeter." 

Paramount Pictures

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

 

Lucrative state tax incentives have made movie sets a common sight around Atlanta over the past few years, but the city is still trying to find its on-screen persona.

You have to start with "Gone With the Wind," said Eddy von Mueller, a film and media professor at Emory University.

Ludacris performs as part of Final Four Big Dance Concerts at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta.
Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision / Associated Press

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here. 

Atlanta has been central to hip-hop for years. WABE asked Atlanta’s DJ Drama, Kawan Prather, Bear Sills and DJ Cowboy when they knew Atlanta had made it in the previously New York- and Los Angeles-dominated world of hip-hop.

Atlanta: A City Full Of Transplants

Oct 1, 2015
Michell Eloy / WABE

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

The South is the fastest-growing region in the nation, and Atlanta has reaped the benefits of that in-migration. People move here from across the country for jobs, school, the city’s reputation as a civil rights force and love.

Brenna Beech / WABE

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

Atlanta is where it is because of trains.

Jim Burress / WABE File

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

Atlanta: Where you go to get somewhere, but can't get anywhere

Tour guide, Andrew McClure stands on his Segway next to the Mohandas Gandhi statue at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site in Atlanta.
Alison Guillory / WABE

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

Reporter Martha Dalton is an Atlanta native and wanted to try to answer that question from a tourist's perspective. So, she took a Segway tour with ATL Cruzers.

Ali Guillory / WABE

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

Stephannie Stokes / WABE

In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

Atlanta is home to the largest group of historically black colleges and universities. So how do they fit into the city’s culture and history? Students at the Atlanta University Center ─ which is made up of Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College ─ in southwest Atlanta offered their viewpoints.