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This is a list of people who were born, raised, or otherwise closely associated with Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Academics

Name Known for Association
Ron Clark worked with disadvantaged students in rural North Carolina and New York City, and co-founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta; contestant on Survivor: Edge of Extinction lives in Atlanta
Alfred Gudeman Classical scholar who died during the Holocaust born in Atlanta
Thomas E. Hill Professor of Philosophy at University of North Carolina; fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences born in Atlanta
Sheryl McCollum crime analyst, professor, founder and director of the non-profit Cold Case Investigative Research Institute born in Atlanta[1]
Sharlotte Neely Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University, author, expert on the Cherokees lived in Atlanta
Bazoline Estelle Usher educator and administrator in the Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia Woman of Achievement lived in Atlanta[2]
Blake Ragsdale Van Leer former president of Georgia Tech, during his tenure, he was first to admit women and make steps towards integration lived in Atlanta
James W. Wagner former president of Emory University lives in Atlanta

Actors

Name Known for Association
Isabella Acres[3][4] appeared as Rose on the sitcom television series Better Off Ted born in Atlanta[citation needed]
Matt Battaglia Emmy Award-winning producer;[5] co-produced a two-time Golden Globe Award-nominated film; acted in over 90 films network pilots and television shows grew up in the towns of Tucker and Lithonia, suburbs of Atlanta[6]
Johanna Braddy actress, The Grudge 3, Paranormal Activity 3 and The Levenger Tapes born in Atlanta
Toni Braxton singer, actress and reality TV star of Braxton Family Values formerly lived in Atlanta
Bruce Bruce actor & comedian born in Atlanta
Jahzir Bruno actor, The Loud House born in Atlanta[7]
Monica Calhoun actress, The Players Club, The Best Man, The Salon; graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts [citation needed]
Michael Campion actor, Fuller House born in Atlanta[8]
Katie Carpenter actress, costume designer, film producer[9] lives and works in Atlanta[10]
C. Martin Croker voice actor, Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast born in Atlanta[citation needed]
David Cross stand-up comedian and actor born in Atlanta[11]
Stephen Dorff Actor born in Atlanta
Wylie Draper actor, portrayed older Michael Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream [citation needed]
Corri English actress, in 2006 honored at International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival as Best Actress for Unrest born in Atlanta
Elle Fanning actress and model; younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning; known for I Am Sam, Daddy Day Care, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, We Bought a Zoo, Maleficent
Niles Fitch actor, known for This Is Us and stage work born in Atlanta[12]
Jane Fonda Academy Award-winning actress, ex-wife of Atlanta television mogul Ted Turner formerly lived in Atlanta[13]
Jeff Foxworthy comedian born in Atlanta[14]
Jasmine Guy actress, star of A Different World and film Harlem Nights grew up and lives in Atlanta[15]
Omari Hardwick grew up in Atlanta[16]
Oliver Hardy comedian and actor studied in Atlanta[17]
Steve Harvey actor and comedian resides in Atlanta[18]
Ed Helms actor, The Office born in Atlanta
Holly Hunter Academy Award-winning actress born in Conyers, outside Atlanta[citation needed]
DeForest Kelley[19] actor best known as Dr. McCoy on Star Trek born in Toccoa, outside Atlanta[citation needed]
Elijah Kelley [citation needed]
Nene Leakes reality TV star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta resides in Atlanta[20]
RonReaco Lee [citation needed]
Chris Lowell Veronica Mars born in Atlanta[citation needed]
Christopher Massey Zoey 101 born in Atlanta
Kyle Massey That's So Raven born in Atlanta
China Anne McClain actress, The A.N.T. Farm born in Atlanta
AnnaLynne McCord Actress born in Atlanta
Chloë Grace Moretz actress and model, known for roles in Kick-Ass, Hugo, Carrie; winner of two Saturn Awards born in Atlanta[21]
Brittany Murphy actress born in Atlanta
Melissa Ordway actress and model; known for her roles on Hollywood Heights, The Young and the Restless born in Atlanta
Kip Pardue actor born in Atlanta
Robert Patrick actor, played "T-1000" in Terminator 2: Judgment Day [citation needed]
Ty Pennington television host, artist, carpenter, author, former model and actor born in Atlanta
Tyler Perry actor, director, screen and playwright, producer, author[22] and songwriter; first film Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)[23] moved to Atlanta[24][25]
Jo Ann Pflug film and television actress born in Atlanta[26]
Victoria Principal actress, Dallas [citation needed]
Raven-Symoné actress, The Cosby Show, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, That's So Raven, The View born in Atlanta[27]
Storm Reid actress, Euphoria born in Atlanta[28]
Chandler Riggs actor, The Walking Dead born in Atlanta
Julia Roberts Academy Award-winning actress; films include Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich born at Crawford Long Hospital[29]
Faith Salie actress, comedian, journalist moved to Atlanta; grew up in Dunwoody[30]
Ryan Seacrest TV and radio personality; host of reality-television series American Idol attended Dunwoody High School, born in Atlanta
Christopher Tavarez actor, model and athlete born in Atlanta
Kenan Thompson actor and comedian, Saturday Night Live, Fat Albert born in Columbus, Ohio, moved to Atlanta
Chris Tucker actor and comedian born in Atlanta
Barry Van Dyke actor born in Atlanta
Danielle Vega actress born in Atlanta
George Wallace actor and comedian born in Atlanta
Devon Werkheiser Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide born in Atlanta
Porsha Williams reality TV star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta born in Atlanta
Scott Wilson actor, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, The Walking Dead Atlanta native[31]
Kim Zolciak reality TV star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta [citation needed]
Donald Glover Creator, actor, and director of TV show Atlanta Attended high school in Atlanta

Sports

Name Known for Association
Jordan Adams basketball player born in Atlanta
Dennis Allen New Orleans Saints head coach born in Atlanta
Al-Farouq Aminu basketball player born in Atlanta
Simi Awujo soccer player born in Atlanta
Harris Barton football player grew up in Atlanta
Malik Beasley basketball player born in Atlanta[32]
Gordon Beckham baseball player born in Atlanta
Stetson Bennett football player born in Atlanta
Gunnar Bentz Olympian born in Atlanta
Eric Berry football player born in Atlanta
Ron Blomberg baseball player born in Atlanta
Brandon Boykin football player born in Atlanta
Malcolm Brogdon basketball player born in Atlanta[33]
Jaylen Brown basketball player born in Atlanta[34]
Wendell Carter Jr. NBA player born in Atlanta[35]
Rajah Caruth NASCAR driver born in Atlanta
Kristi Castlin track and field athlete born in Atlanta
Kelvin Cato basketball player born in Atlanta
Ahmad Caver basketball player in the Israeli Basketball Premier League born in Atlanta
Eric Chouinard ice hockey player born in Atlanta
Ricardo Clark soccer player born in Atlanta[36]
Javaris Crittenton basketball player born in Atlanta
Amanda Dennis goalball player born in Atlanta
Ben DiNucci football player born in Atlanta
Amanda Doherty golfer born in Atlanta
Cameron Dollar basketball player born in Atlanta
Derrick Favors basketball player born in Atlanta
John FitzPatrick football player born in Atlanta
Joseph Forte basketball player born in Atlanta
Dexter Fowler baseball player born in Atlanta
Jeff Francoeur baseball player born in Atlanta
Walt Frazier basketball player born in Atlanta[37]
World B. Free basketball player born in Atlanta[38]
Coco Gauff tennis player born in Atlanta
Mark Gilbert former baseball player, ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa born in Atlanta
John Guice former Canadian football player born in Atlanta
JJ Hickson basketball player born in Atlanta
Gary Hines handball player born in Atlanta
Evander Holyfield world champion heavyweight boxer raised in Atlanta
Dwight Howard basketball player born in Atlanta[39]
Tim Hyers baseball player and coach born in Atlanta
Grady Jarrett football player born in Atlanta
Ernie Johnson Jr. sportscaster, Turner Sports, TNT raised in Atlanta, attended University of Georgia
Adam Jones former football player born in Atlanta
Bobby Jones golfer born in Atlanta
Brandon Jones NASCAR driver born in Atlanta
Ousman Krubally American-Gambian basketball player in the Israeli Basketball Premier League born in Atlanta
DeAngelo Malone football player born in Atlanta
Robert Mathis football player born in Atlanta
Erskine Mayer baseball player born in Atlanta
Adam Nelson track and field athlete, Olympic champion born in Atlanta
Cam Newton football player born in Atlanta[40]
Matt Olson baseball player born in Atlanta
Tony Parker basketball player born in Atlanta
Jean-Marc Pelletier ice hockey player born in Atlanta
Ben Revere former baseball player, now a coach for the Atlanta Braves organization born in Atlanta
Pete Robinson drag racer born in Atlanta[41]
Jamaree Salyer football player born in Atlanta
Ben Shelton tennis player born in Atlanta
Kobi Simmons basketball player born in Atlanta[42]
Cooper Taylor former football player born in Atlanta
Jonantan Villal soccer player born in Atlanta
David Villar baseball player born in Atlanta
LeRoy T. Walker president of United States Olympic Committee born in Atlanta
Bryce Washington soccer player born in Atlanta
Ibi Watson basketball player born in Atlanta
Darius Watts football player born in Atlanta
Caleb Wiley soccer player born in Atlanta
Sam Wyche football player and coach born in Atlanta

Business people

Name Field Known for Association
F. Duane Ackerman executive last CEO of Bellsouth lived in Atlanta
George Adair developer early Atlanta real-estate developer [citation needed]
Dean Alford chief executive officer and politician president and chief executive of Allied Energy Services; member of the Georgia General Assembly [citation needed]
Ray Anderson entrepreneur founder of carpet manufacturer Interface, Inc. [citation needed]
Charles Brewer businessman founder of Internet service provider MindSpring, which later merged with EarthLink [citation needed]
Asa Griggs Candler entrepreneur founder of beverage manufacturer The Coca-Cola Company [citation needed]
S. Truett Cathy entrepreneur founder of the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A [citation needed]
Anne Cox Chambers entrepreneur co-owner of mass-media company Cox Enterprises [citation needed]
Joe Francis entrepreneur and film producer founder and creator of the Girls Gone Wild franchise born in Atlanta
Lemuel Grant businessman and engineer early-Atlanta railroad man, landowner, engineer and businessman [citation needed]
James M. Henderson advertising born in Atlanta; lived in Greenville, South Carolina, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of South Carolina in 1970 [43]
Anne T. Hill fashion designer founded Taffy's of California born in Atlanta[44]
Evelyn Greenblatt Howren aviator former WASP who founded aviation businesses in Atlanta, lobbied for aviation industry born in Atlanta[45]
William LeGate entrepreneur and activist Thiel Fellowship recipient, founder of multiple companies, activist born in Atlanta[46]
Bernard Marcus entrepreneur co-founder of home-improvement retailing chain Home Depot; primary funding source for the Georgia Aquarium [citation needed]
Myra Miller entrepreneur and baker famous Black food entrepreneur and baker in Atlanta during Reconstruction worked and buried in Atlanta [47][48][49]
John Pemberton chemist chemist and inventor of the carbonated soft drink Coca-Cola [citation needed]
Richard Peters businessman early-Atlanta railroad man, landowner and a founder of Atlanta [citation needed]
John C. Portman Jr. architect international architect and developer, designer of the groundbreaking atrium-style hotel [citation needed]
Neel Reid architect student of École des Beaux-Arts; designed various buildings now listed on the National Register of Historic Places [citation needed]
Ted Turner media mogul founder of cable-news channel CNN [citation needed]
Blake R Van Leer III entrepreneur and producer entrepreneur, partner of business mogul Kathy Ireland whose companies generate $3.1B in sales, produced film about his grandfather Blake R Van Leer in a 1956 Sugar Bowl film born in Atlanta[50]
Robert W. Woodruff executive president of beverage manufacturer The Coca-Cola Company [citation needed]

Directors

Name Known for Association
Matt Hullum director of films, music videos and web series including Lazer Team and Red Vs Blue born in Atlanta[51][non-primary source needed]
Spike Lee director of films including She's Gotta Have It, School Daze, and Do the Right Thing, and several music videos born in Atlanta[52]
Kenny Leon director of several Broadway plays and several television episodes [citation needed]
Tyler Perry director of films, plays, and television series, including Meet The Browns and Madea plays and movies moved to Atlanta[24][25]
Steven Soderbergh film director, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven [citation needed]

Journalists

Name Known for Association
Brooke Baldwin journalist, currently works for CNN born in Atlanta
Pat Conroy author, journalist, educator born in 1945 in Atlanta[53]
William Emerson covered the Civil Rights Movement as Newsweek's first bureau chief assigned to cover the Southern United States; later editor in chief of The Saturday Evening Post moved to Atlanta[54]
Bob Jordan television news journalist, author former news anchor born in Atlanta
Frank Stanton Georgia's first Poet Laureate died in Atlanta[55]
Ted Turner media mogul, TBS and CNN founder; owned Atlanta Braves moved to Atlanta[56]

Musicians

Name Known for Association
21 Savage, real name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph rapper and record producer born in London, England, moved to Atlanta in his teens
6LACK, real name Ricardo Valdez Valentine rapper, singer, songwriter moved to Atlanta at very young age
André 3000, real name André Lauren Benjamin rapper, actor, record producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; half of the rap group OutKast born in Atlanta
Johntá Austin singer-songwriter, signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings; won two Grammy Awards for songs "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey and "Be Without You" by Mary J. Blige born in Atlanta[57]
B.o.B, real name Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. rapper from Atlanta
Bali Baby rapper
Bankroll Fresh, real name Trentavious Zamon White, Sr. rapper from Atlanta and died in Atlanta
David Berkeley singer-songwriter with four studio albums and one live album[58] moved to Atlanta for his wife to finish school[59]
Big Kuntry King, real name Sean Merrett rapper from Atlanta
Bobby V, real name Bobby Wilson recording artist (nicknamed "Valentino" because he was due to be born on Valentine's Day) attended North Atlanta High School and Clark Atlanta University[60]
John Burke solo pianist and composer born and lives in Atlanta
K Camp, real name Kristopher Thomas Campbell rapper from Atlanta
Ken Carson rapper
Ric Cartey, real name Whaley Thomas Cartey 1950s rockabilly singer; songwriter born in Atlanta
Cash Out, real name John-Michael Hakim Gibson rapper from Atlanta
Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall, real name Charlyn Marshall singer-songwriter, actress and model born in Atlanta
Eddie Chamblee jazz tenor saxophonist born in Atlanta in 1920
Ciara singer
Clairo, real name Claire Elizabeth Cottrill singer-songwriter born in Atlanta
Roscoe Dash, real name Jeffery Lee Johnson Jr. rapper from Atlanta
Davido singer, songwriter, and record producer born in Atlanta but based in Nigeria
Destroy Lonely rapper
Drumma Boy, real name Christopher James Gholson record producer, songwriter lives in Atlanta
Future, real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer born and lives in Atlanta
CeeLo Green, real name Thomas DeCarlo Gallaway rapper, singer, actor born in Atlanta
Keri Hilson singer-songwriter and actress from Decatur attended Emory University[61]
iLoveMakonnen, real name Makonnen Kamali Sheran rapper from Atlanta
India.Arie, real name India Arie Simpson singer-songwriter and record producer;[62] has sold over 3.3 million records in the U.S.; has won four Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album moved to Atlanta[63]
Graham Jackson theatre organist, pianist and choral conductor moved to Atlanta in 1923[64]
Trinidad James, real name Nicholas Williams rapper from Atlanta
Erika Jayne singer born in Atlanta
JID, real name Destin Route rapper, singer born in Atlanta
Elton John singer-songwriter, English-born entertainer whose songs include "Your Song", "Crocodile Rock" and "Candle in the Wind" lives part-time in Atlanta[65]
Mario Judah rapper
Kap G rapper, actor born in Long Beach, California, moved to Atlanta
R. Kelly singer, songwriter, record producer resided in Atlanta[66]
Khujo, real name Willie Edward Knighton Jr. rapper born in Atlanta
Killer Mike, real name Michael Santiago Render rapper, actor and activist born and lives in Atlanta
Gladys Knight singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman and author born in Atlanta
Latto, real name Alyssa Michelle Stephens rapper born in Columbus, Ohio, moved to Atlanta
Brenda Lee performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music; had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s,[67] known for songs "I'm Sorry" (1960) and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (1958); recipient of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) born in Atlanta in 1944[68]
Mable Lee dancer, entertainer, 2008 inductee into the Tap Dance Hall of Fame born in Atlanta in 1921
Lil Baby, real name Dominique Jones rapper born in Atlanta
Lil Gnar rapper born in Oakland, California, from Atlanta
Lil Gotit, real name Semaja Zair Render rapper from Atlanta
Lil Jon, real name Jonathan H. Smith rapper, record producer, songwriter and Grammy winner born and lives in Atlanta
Lil Keed, real name Raqhid Jevon Render rapper born in Atlanta and died in Los Angeles
Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill rapper, singer from Atlanta
Lil Scrappy, real name Darryl Raynard Richardson III rapper from Atlanta
Lil Yachty, real name Miles Parks McCollum rapper, songwriter from Atlanta
Baylee Littrell singer-songwriter and actor; son of Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell born and raised in Alpharetta
Ludacris, real name Christopher Brian Bridges rapper born in Champaign, Illinois, moved to Atlanta
Vivek Maddala composer, producer, multi-instrumental performer attended Georgia Tech
MadeinTYO, real name Malcolm Jamaal Davis rapper originated in Atlanta
Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis rapper, actor lives in Atlanta
China Anne McClain singer-songwriter and actress (Jasmine Payne on TV series Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Chyna Parks on A.N.T. Farm) born in Atlanta[69]
Big Maceo Merriweather blues singer-pianist, made many recordings in the 1940s for Bluebird and Victor born in Atlanta in 1905
Migos (Quavo, Offset, Takeoff) rap group all born in Atlanta; Quavo and Offset still live in Atlanta; Takeoff lived here until his death in 2022
Money Man rapper
Eric Nam Korean-American singer-songwriter, television host, entertainer and entrepreneur currently based in South Korea born in Atlanta
OJ da Juiceman, real name Otis Williams Jr. rapper from Atlanta
Pastor Troy rapper from Atlanta
Duke Pearson jazz pianist and composer, noted for work on the Blue Note label born in Atlanta 1932, died in Atlanta 1980
Playboi Carti, real name Jordan Terrell Carter rapper and songwriter born in Riverdale, Atlanta
Rich Homie Quan, real name Dequantes Devontay Lamar rapper from Atlanta
Jerry Reed country-music singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films; signature songs include "Guitar Man", "East Bound and Down", "A Thing Called Love" and "When You're Hot, You're Hot" born in Atlanta[70]
Rocko rapper from Atlanta
Rubi Rose rapper born in Lexington, Kentucky, based in Atlanta
Kelly Rowland singer-songwriter with Destiny's Child and as a solo artist; actress and television personality; two-time Grammy Awards winner born in Atlanta
Russ rapper from Atlanta[71]
SahBabii, real name Saaheem Valdery rapper and songwriter born in Chicago, raised in Atlanta
Troy Sanders bass player, singer-songwriter of Grammy Award-winning[72] metal band Mastodon born in Atlanta[73]
Cappriccieo Scates drummer and record producer; won Phoenix Award in 2011 lives and works in Atlanta[74][75]
Kodie Shane rapper
Silentó rapper, singer and songwriter
Natalie Lauren Sims, also known as Suzy Rock musician, songwriter, graphic and art designer, and music executive moved to Atlanta in 2007[76]
Skooly, real name Kazarion Fowler rapper from Atlanta
Musiq Soulchild singer, songwriter resides in Atlanta[77]
Soulja Boy, real name DeAndre Cortez Way rapper from Atlanta
Southside, real name Joshua Howard Luellen rapper, record producer from Atlanta
Angie Stone singer and record producer moved to Atlanta
T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. rapper, actor and businessman born in Atlanta
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from TLC born in Atlanta
Chris Tomlin contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas moved to Atlanta and began church
DJ Toomp record producer, songwriter and Grammy winner born and lives in Atlanta
Trouble, real name Mariel Semonte Orr rapper from Atlanta
Unk, real name Anthony Platt rapper from Atlanta
Usher, real name Usher Raymond singer-songwriter, dancer and actor; rose to fame in late 1990s with release of second album My Way attended North Springs High School[78]
Waka Flocka Flame rapper
Summer Walker singer from Atlanta[79]
Florence Warner singer-songwriter; best known for her appearance on television commercials and local television image campaigns born in Atlanta[80]
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from TLC lived in Atlanta[81]
Kanye West rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and fashion designer; one of the best-selling artists of all time born in Atlanta, raised in Chicago
YC, real name Christopher Daniels Miller rapper from Atlanta
YFN Lucci rapper from Atlanta
Young Dro, real name D'Juan Montrel Hart rapper from Atlanta
Young Nudy, real name Quantavious Tavario Thomas rapper from Atlanta
Young Scooter, real name Kenneth Edward Bailey rapper from Atlanta
Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams rapper, songwriter born and lives in Atlanta
Yung Joc rapper

Politicians and activists

Name Known for Association
Paul V. Applegarth ormer CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation raised in Atlanta until college
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. governor of Georgia and 39th president of the United States lived in Atlanta, attended the Georgia Institute of Technology
Nathan Deal governor of Georgia lived in Atlanta
Andre Dickens 61st mayor of Atlanta born in Atlanta
John Brown Gordon Confederate lieutenant general and governor of Georgia lived in Atlanta
Cora Catherine Calhoun Horne Black suffragist, civil rights activist, and an Atlanta socialite. born and raised in Atlanta, attended Atlanta University[82]
Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. first black mayor of Atlanta attended college and lived in Atlanta
Martin Luther King Jr. civil rights leader, religious leader born in Atlanta[83]
Lester Maddox 75th governor of Georgia born and lived in Atlanta
Michelle Nunn foreign service, candidate for senator, non-profit CEO born and lived in Atlanta
Jon Ossoff US senator of Georgia born and lived in Atlanta[84][85][86]
Kasim Reed 59th mayor of Atlanta lived in Atlanta
Randolph W. Thrower former commissioner of Internal Revenue lived in Atlanta
Conrad Tillard politician, Baptist minister, radio host, author, and activist
Raphael Warnock first African American US senator of Georgia lived and pastored in Atlanta[87]
Charline White first African-American woman to be elected to the Michigan Legislature born in Atlanta[88]
Christopher C. Wimbish African-American Illinois state senator and lawyer born and lived in Atlanta[89]

Religious leaders

Name Known for Association
Paul S. Morton founding pastor of Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta; founder and first presiding bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship;[90] Grammy-nominated Gospel recording artist[91] lives in Atlanta
Andy Stanley senior pastor of North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, and other local churches; founded North Point Ministries, a worldwide Christian organization moved to Atlanta
Charles Stanley senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta; founder and president of In Touch Ministries; served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986 moved to Atlanta

Writers and artists

Name Known for Association
Bob the Drag Queen drag queen born in Atlanta[92]
Violet Chachki drag queen born in Atlanta[93]
Lewis Grizzard writer and humorist lived in Atlanta
Joel Chandler Harris wrote the Uncle Remus stories lived in West End of Atlanta[94]
Cheryl McKay wrote The Ultimate Gift lives in Atlanta[95]
Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With the Wind born in Atlanta
Flannery O'Connor Southern gothic writer lived in Atlanta
Judith Pordon poet and editor born in Atlanta
Lucy May Stanton artist born in Atlanta[96]
Natasha Tretheway poet lived in Atlanta

See also

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