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Auburn Avenue (Sweet Auburn)

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Creator:Hatfield, Edward A.
Title:Auburn Avenue (Sweet Auburn)
Date:2006 June 2

Encyclopedia article about Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, which extends less than two miles eastward from Peachtree Street, and was the commercial, cultural, and spiritual center of African American life in Atlanta prior to the civil rights movement. "Sweet Auburn" boasted a concentration of black-owned businesses, entertainment venues, and churches that was unrivaled elsewhere in the South. Its bustling retail trade and wealthy business owners earned the street a national reputation for African American finance and entrepreneurial zeal.

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Types:Articles | Text
Subjects:African American neighborhoods--Georgia--Atlanta | Auburn Avenue (Atlanta, Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)
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