Life in Atlanta

Founded in 1837, Atlanta is the capital city of the state of Georgia, a city of the future with strong ties to its past. For more than four decades, Atlanta has been linked to the civil rights movement. During the 1950s and 1960s, it became a major organizing center for civil rights advocates, with Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and many other locals becoming prominent leadership figures.

Atlanta was originally founded as the Western and Atlantic Railroad and, today, the fast-growing city remains a major transportation hub. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest in daily passenger flights. The city also has emerged as a banking center and boasts the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the country. Atlanta is an international city as well, having hosted the Olympic Games in the summer of 1996 and now serving as a business hub for thousands of businesses from around the world.

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Downtown Atlanta is a center of political, legal, and financial activity, and one of the top convention and tourism cities in North America.

Emory University is located in a beautiful, wooded, section of northeast Atlanta about 4 miles from downtown. A sprawling city with masses of trees and rolling hills.