Sweet Auburn

Sweet Auburn : An Illustrated Guide to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Park Site & Auburn Avenue Historical District

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"This history profiles Atlanta's Auburn Avenue, which in the 1920s and 1930s became a nationally acclaimed business district that rivaled Harlem, Beale Street, and other bustling urban centers of black commerce and culture. Both the birthplace and final resting place of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Sweet Auburn” was also the crossroads of generations of key entertainers, educators, politicians, clergy, and activists in the African American community. Declared a national landmark in the 1980s, the area is the birthplace of notable black institutions including nightclubs such as the Royal Peacock; businesses such as Atlanta Life, the largest black-owned insurance company; The Atlanta Daily World, the first daily black newspaper; and political and social institutions including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and 100 Black Men of America."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 200.7 x 388.7 x 112.7mm | 1,309.99g
  • Hill Street Press,US
  • Athens, GA, United States
  • English
  • photos
  • 1588180700
  • 9781588180704