. . Other sports Six women wearing a uniform of a white skirt and a white and gold cropped top with the word "Tech" on the front ride onto the football field on the running boards and rear seat of a white-and-gold-painted antique car. . . A cotton field in southern Georgia, Modern rail as economic development indicator, 1970 4,589,575 16.4% The area sprawls across the low foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Piedmont to the south the northern and some western suburbs tend to be higher and significantly more hilly than the southern and eastern suburbs the average elevation is around 1,000 feet (300 m)! Atlanta Georgia business directory, Bulk handling represents a key advantage for rail transport Low or even zero transshipment costs combined with energy efficiency and low inventory costs allow trains to handle bulk much cheaper than by road Typical bulk cargo includes coal ore grains and liquids Bulk is transported in open-topped cars hopper cars and tank cars, 47/8 63/17 Spelman College Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. During the 1960s Atlanta was a major organizing center of the civil rights movement with Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ralph David Abernathy and students from Atlanta's historically black colleges and universities playing major roles in the movement's leadership While minimal compared to other cities Atlanta was not free of racial strife in 1961 the city attempted to thwart blockbusting by erecting road barriers in Cascade Heights countering the efforts of civic and business leaders to foster Atlanta as the "city too busy to hate" Desegregation of the public sphere came in stages with public transportation desegregated by 1959 the restaurant at Rich's department store by 1961 movie theaters by 1963 and public schools by 1973 in the private sphere the Westminster Schools desegregated in 1967!
After struggling during the second half of the 2007 season Atlanta finished over .500 and missed the post-season again on October 12 2007 John Schuerholz stepped down as general manager to take over as team president Assistant GM Frank Wren took over as General Manager. Since the 1990s various hip-hop and R&B musicians have included top-selling artists such as Outkast Usher Ludacris TLC B.o.B. and Ciara Atlanta is mentioned in a number of these artists' tracks such as Usher's "A-Town Down" reference in his 2004 hit "Yeah!" (which also features Atlanta artists Lil Jon and Ludacris) Ludacris' "Welcome to Atlanta" Outkast's album "ATLiens" and B.o.B.'s multiple references to Decatur Georgia as in his hit song "Strange Clouds", Main article: American Revolution, Atlanta has had its own professional ice hockey franchises both of which relocated after playing in Atlanta less than 15 years the National Hockey League (NHL) has had two Atlanta franchises: the Atlanta Flames began play in 1972 before moving to Calgary in 1980 while the Atlanta Thrashers began play in 1999 before moving to Winnipeg in 2011 Atlanta also had an Alliance of American Football team the Atlanta Legends which played in 2019 but the league's football operations were reportedly suspended and the team folded.