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morehouse college

from killer mike, big boi, guru posted in music by pete_nice

The alma matter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and several other African American leaders, Morehouse College is a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black college located in Atlanta.

In 1995, Killer Mike briefly attended Morehouse College, where he met producers The Beat Bullies and eventually Big Boi of OutKast. Gang Starr rapper Guru also attended Morehouse, as well as actor Samuel L. Jackson and director Spike Lee.

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woodruff park

from anchorman 2 posted in movies by crabapple

Standing in for a Manhattan park, Woodruff Park in Atlanta, GA is the filming location where Ron Burgundy and the crew from Global News Network battle the cameo-heavy news crews from ESPN, MTV, BBC, CBC and the History Channel (as well as a werewolf and the ghost of Stonewall Jackson).

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martin luther king, jr. birthplace

from civil rights movement, mlk posted in history by donkeyoti

On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in this two-story Queen Anne style house owned by his maternal grandparents. Located in the neighborhood known as “Sweet Auburn," King lived here for the first twelve years of his life, while his father was pastor of the Ebeneezer Baptist Church down the street.

Today, the home has tours and is managed by the National Park Service.

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jj’s diner (exterior)

from parks and recreation posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Most of Parks and Recreation is filmed in California (and Pawnee, Indiana isn't a real place in case you were wondering), but for some reason the establishing shot of Leslie Knope's favorite waffle spot is this diner in Atlanta, Georgia. The interior scenes were shot at a restaurant in California.

(via I am not a stalker)

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lakewood fairgrounds

from smokey and the bandit posted in movies by pete_nice

Built in 1916 on 117 acres of former Creek Indian land around a 15-acre lake, the Lakewood Fairgrounds were constructed for the home of the Southeastern Fair: an area that contained a circus big top, arcade games, vendors, and a large carousel that remained on the premises until 1967.

The fairgrounds were featured extensively in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, including the beginning and the ending of the film, the "Truck Rodeo" drag race, the Bandit on his hammock, the gate crashing scene, and the "Southern Classic Race."

For the second Smokey sequel, the film crew returned to the fairgrounds to incorporate the destruction of the wooden roller coaster, the Greyhound, as part of the film.

Today, EUE/Screen Gems is building a studio complex on the grounds for tv and film production.

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