Check out the latest coverage of Macon200 and news about the unique things happening in Macon-Bibb County.
April 24, 2023
If you ask me what my favorite part of travel is, I’d have to say it’s being surprised by a place, or, in travel-writer terms, finding a hidden gem.
One of those gems, I’m thrilled to report, is Macon, Georgia. On a recent weekend visit, I discovered a city undergoing an impressive downtown revitalization that encompasses dining, entertainment, art, and shopping. Not to mention some recent, history-making achievements that are bound to make visitors stand up and take notice of this central Georgia locale.
January 15, 2023
In 1848 Ellen Craft, an enslaved woman in Macon, Georgia, feared that her father – who was her White enslaver – would claim any child she bore as his property. And so, she and her husband, also enslaved, embarked on a remarkable ruse: Fleeing the South, she masqueraded as a male White slaveowner accompanied by “his” slave. Correspondent Mark Whitaker talks with Ilyon Woo, author of “Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom,” and with Peggy Preacely, the couple’s great-great-granddaughter.
January 12, 2023
1,100-year-old Native American mounds and deep rock ’n’ roll roots. The area around Macon has been home to multiple Native American tribes for 12,000 years. That history will be acknowledged this year, when Georgia is expected to get its first national park: The Ocmulgee Mounds.