Southline Press, Inc. was an Atlanta weekly published from 1985-1988. The collection includes images of political and civic leaders, entertainers, businesses, Atlanta landmarks, and demonstrations related to civil rights and abortion rights.
Description This collection contains images of people, places, and events, most of whom were represented in news stories and other features in Southline. Images of people include political and civic leaders, religious leaders, professionals, entertainers, journalists and authors, athletes, and the general public. Am ong the photographs are images of Marvin Arrington, Roy Barnes, Julian Bond, Mike Bowers, Bill Campbell, Shirley Franklin, Pierre Howard, Maynard Jackson, Joseph Lowry, Billy McKinney, Benjamin Mays, Tom Murphy, Pat Swindall, and Hosea Williams. Most of the images are of members of the Georgia General Assembly. Photographs of locations include Agnes Scott College, Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta Water Works, Big Bethel Church on Auburn Avenue, Biltmore Hotel, the Center for Disease Control, Emory University, General Moto rs Assembly Plant in Doraville, Georgia, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Stone Mountain. All of the images of geographic locations were taken in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Images of events include a demonstration by Ku Klux Klan members in Forsyth County, anti-abortion protestors, a riot of Cuban prisoners at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, anti-death penalty protestors, and a parade against celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Southline Press, Inc. was founded in October, 1984 by former Georgia State Senator Todd Evans. From February 1985 to May 1988, Evans published Southline , an Atlanta weekly that offered mostly liberal editorials and published news stories on local politics and govern ment, national affairs, the arts, sports, and cuisine. Evans employed a staff of roughly 15-20 editors, writers, and account managers and leased an office at 761B Peachtree Street in Midtown. At its peak, the newspaper claimed approximately 40,000 subscribers. Southline ceased publication on May 11, 1988, citing financial problems as the primary reason.