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This Day In History: American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Founded

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If we were to turn Atlanta’s clock back 93 years from this past Sunday to 1922, we’d witness the creation of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association by a group of citizens of Greek descent.

As Georgia State University associate professor of history Dr. Clifford Kuhn explains, AHEPA, as it came to be known, was founded in reaction to the widespread xenophobia sweeping the South and the nation following World War I.

Source: Atlanta”s NPR

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