In this episode, Mike makes his way across the north and west of Georgia to bring you stories from The Peach State. He starts with the story of Georgia’s State Song: Georgia On My Mind and how it was written in Brooklyn but perfected by native Georgian Ray Charles. Then comes the story of the Georgia gold rush of 1821 which contributed, in part, to the Cherokee removal down the Trail of Tears. Next up is the story of Doc Holliday and how he went from a small-town Georgia dentist to one of the most notorious gunslingers in the Old West. Stone Mountain’s recent history is a tragic one laced with hate which puts it at the center of today’s conversations about Confederate memorials. Hear the whole story and then make up your own mind. Finally, the inspiring story of Jackie Robinson and how, in 1947, he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Music for this episode comes from Atlanta based singer-songwriter Wesley Cook. To find out more about my journey, visit my website www.miles2gobeforeisleep.com.
- American Anthology
- Jackie Robinson, Stone Mountain and Georgia On My Mind