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January 1, 1897 Atlanta University and Tuskegee Institute square off in the first college football game between African-American schools. Atlanta University won.
January 25, 1897 Brakemen strike the Georgia Railroad
February 17, 1897 Alice McLellan Birney, a native of Marietta, Georgia, organizes the National Congress of Mothers, which became the Parent Teachers Association
  Marietta, GA
April 23, 1897 Lucius Clay born, Marietta, Georgia
  Marietta, GA
  General Lucius D. Clay
July 24, 1897 James McLaws dies, Savannah
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Lafayette McLaws
November 2, 1897 Richard B. Russell, Jr., who was governor, U. S. Senator and presidential candidate in 1952, is born in Winder, GA
  Richard B. Russell, Jr.
December 12, 1897 Lillian Smith born, Jasper, Florida
  Lillian Smith
December 18, 1897 Fletcher Henderson (Jazz musician) is born in Atlanta
  Fletcher Henderon
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