Sweet Auburn & O4W

In honor of MLK Day, CNN had a pretty good article about the history of Martin Luther King’s old neighborhood and what was the center of the Civil Rights movement in the South, Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Avenue and  the larger Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Most people know Harlem and know about Harlem’s role as the most vibrant center of Black America in the 20’s and 30’s, but fewer people know about Sweet Auburn. Harlem began a long decline by the 1940’s and by the 1950′ s it was this area of Atlanta that was the wealthiest black neighborhood in America. After segregation … Continue reading Sweet Auburn & O4W