The memory is fuzzy — I was 8 or 9 — but it was a morning in the early 1960s. I was waiting to cross U.S. Highway 29 just south of College Park on my way to my school bus stop when a northbound orange and white Atlanta Transit System bus unexpectedly glided up and halted.
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Next week: Author Brent Hendricks revisits the Tri-State Crematory scandal in a new memoir.
Tracy Thompson lectures on the region’s changing identity 8 p.m. March 5 at the Atlanta History Center. $10. McElreath Hall, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com.
“The New Mind of the South”
Simon & Schuster
272 pages, $26.