Monday, March 25, 2013

Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, Georgia

The Margaret Mitchell House, located at 990 Peach Street in Atlanta, Georgia, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is operated by the Atlanta History Center. This is the place where Margaret Mitchell wrote her well known book GONE WITH THE WIND.

You can read more about this historic home at the website of the Margaret Mitchell House. Margaret Mitchell became Mrs. John Marsh. Sadly, she died in a traffic accident when she was 48 years old. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.

(Image courtesy Wikipedia.)

Both Margaret Mitchell and her well known novel are not without controversy. Margaret Mitchell grew up in the South, and in her younger years she was not open-minded in her views of African-Americans. I urge you to watch the PBS American Masters special, Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel, which covers her life's journey. After her death, it was learned that Margaret Mitchell had made monetary contributions to the historically black Morehouse College.


PalmsRV said...

Very interesting. Now I'll be thinking about Margaret Mitchell while traveling through Atlanta this week. CAthy

Dorene from Ohio said...

Have a good trip Cathy!