In Memoriam: Dana F. White (1934–2016)

Atlanta Studies lost a member of our advisory board as well as a generous and thoughtful colleague with the passing of Dana F. White, a long-time professor in Emory University’s Institute for the Liberal Arts.

For the past half-century, Dana had been a leading teacher, scholar, and public intellectual whose work primarily focused on the Atlanta metropolitan region’s transformation in the post–World War II period. His celebrated PBS documentary with Timothy Crimmins, the Making of Modern Atlanta, shaped a generation’s understanding of our city and its history, and his consistently rigorous yet accessible scholarship on Atlanta served as a model for our own work.

A celebration of Dana White’s life will take place on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 4:30-6:00pm in the Woodruff Commons, 10th Floor, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. For more details, see this poster.

Donations in Dana’s memory can be made to:

Read more about Dana White’s life and work in his obituary, published on Sunday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.