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Historical Figures in Georgia

Historical Understandings
SS2H1 The student will read about and describe the lives of historical figures in Georgia history.
a. Identify the contributions made by these historic figures: Jimmy Carter, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mary Musgrove, James Oglethorpe, Jackie Robinson, and Tomochichi

The Nobel Peace Prize 2002

The Nobel Peace Prize 2002 was awarded to Jimmy Carter "for his decades of untiring effort
to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.

Click on Jimmy Carter's name and find out how he mediated a peace agreement between
what two countries?


Tomochichi was chief of the Yamacraw tribe. When James Oglethorpe and the English colonists arrived in Georgia in 1733, Tomochichi was here to greet them. Read to find out where Tomochichi went to talk about fair trade.

Robinson, Jackie | Baseball Hall of Fame

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum gives details of Jackie Robinson's accomplishments in baseball. Read and find out who nominated Jackie Robinson into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Robinson, Jackie | Baseball Hall of Fame

Visit the photo gallery of Jackie Robinson. See Jackie Robinson featured in a 2014 Mazda commercial. Copy one picture of Jackie Robinson into your word document.

James Oglethorpe (1696-1785)

This is biographical information about James Oglethorpe. Can you tell me where James Oglethorpe was born?

Mary Musgrove (ca. 1700-ca. 1763)

Known as Coosaponakeesa among the Creek Indians, Mary Musgrove served as a cultural liaison between colonial Georgia and her Native American community in the mid-eighteenth century. This is biographical information about Mary Musgrove. Musgrove. Can you tell me where Mary Musgrove was born?

Martin Luther King, Jr. | America's Library - Library of Congress

Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement, which worked for equal rights for all. This website provides a brief description of Martin Luther King, Jr. life. It also gives a brief overview of the bus boycott. Read and find out who was the person that created problems on the bus.

Martin Luther King Jr. - Biographical

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. This website gives information on the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. How old was Martin Luther King, Jr. when he received the Nobel Peace Prize?

Jimmy Carter Library

**Welcome to the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum website. This is a directory of all the information that one can find about Jimmy Carter. Where is the Jimmy Carter Library located?

Jimmy Carter

Introduction As the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter struggled to respond to formidable challenges, including a major energy crisis as well as high inflation. This website discusses the important facts about Jimmy Carter's political life when he was President of the United States. What year did Jimmy Carter become president?

Jackie Robinson - The Official Site

This is a brief biography of Jackie Robinson's life. Find out where Jackie Robinson was born.

About Dr. King | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Share your dream now and visit the King Center Digital Archive to see more than 10,000 documents from Martin Luther King's personal collection and from the civil rights movement! Where is the Martin Luther King, Jr.Center located?

History - GeorgiaInfo

Georgia's history as a colony, and eventually a state, began when James Oglethorpe and a small group of settlers established Savannah on Yamacraw Bluff on the Savannah River. Find out who were the first people to settle in Georgia.

Mary Musgrove, A Georgia Biography

Known as Coosaponakeesa by the Creek Indians, Mary Musgrove's mixed heritage, linguistic skills, and intimate knowledge of native culture made her a unique and influential character in early Georgia history. Watch a video about Mary Musgrove. How many languages did she speak?

James Oglethorpe

History of the first 13 Colonies and the lives of famous Colonial people The colonization of America and interesting facts about the life of the social reformer & leader of the Georgia Colony . This is a website that gives information about James Oglethorpe's life. What year was James Oglethorpe was born?


Tomochichi, chief of the Yamacraw Indians was an important person of early Georgia history. He helped to create peaceful relations between the Georgia settlers and the Yamacraw Indians. What year did Tomochichi meet James Oglethorpe?