Oh Atlanta! HuffPost’s Listen To America Tour Stops In Georgia

Jenna Amatulli

The second week of Listen to AmericaHuffPost’s 25-city tour around the U.S., closed out in Atlanta. 

The capital city of Georgia was a major hub during the civil rights movement, frequented by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy. It’s hosted the Olympic Games and been featured in movies like “Gone With The Wind” and “The Slugger’s Wife.” Today, Atlanta is just as vibrant as ever as the home of the Braves, many black colleges and universities, and permanent companies in all major performing arts disciplines (opera, ballet, orchestral music and theater).

HuffPost set up shop in Ponce City Market for a day to talk to locals about what makes Atlanta an incredible city.

For a slice of the peachiness Atlanta brought HuffPosters, take a look below:

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The HuffPost bus sits in front of Ponce City Market in Atlanta on Sept. 22.

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HuffPost tents are set up at the Ponce City Market.

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People gather around the tents at Ponce City Market.

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Marc Janks of HuffPost tries to drum up interest from a crowd of people dropped off by a tour bus.

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A passerby brings his dog for some watery refreshment during HuffPost's visit to Atlanta.

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HuffPost employees talk with visitors to the Listen to America tents.

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Basant Virdee puts on a temporary tattoo.

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An insect sits on a chair at the Listen To America event.

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Kind bars and iPads are set up at the HuffPost site.

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Two sides of a tent are visible during the HuffPost event.

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Basant Virdee and Christina Moniodis show off their temporary tattoos.

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Ja'han Jones interviews Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on the HuffPost bus.

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Jones continues to talk with Reed.

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Roddas Workneh is interviewed during HuffPost's visit to Atlanta.

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Emma Reilly talks to Jennifer Castle and Lee Hawks.

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Jacqueline Nash of Atlanta Ballet stops by HuffPost's tour bus location to show off her skills.

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Jacqueline Nash and Jacob Bush of Atlanta Ballet stop by HuffPost's tour bus location to show off their skills.

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Jacob Bush of Atlanta Ballet shows off his dancing skills during HuffPost's visit to Atlanta.

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The Ponce City Market sign in Atlanta.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.