Sweet Auburn

Sweet Auburn

The Sweet Auburn Historic District is a historic African-American neighborhood along Auburn Avenue (originally named Wheat Street) in Atlanta, Georgia. The name Sweet Auburn was coined by John Wesley Dobbs, referring to the "richest Negro street in the world".

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History Of African Americans In Atlanta - Culture - Museums
... The King Historic Site and APEX Museum are in the Sweet Auburn area just east of Downtown John Wesley Dobbs called "Sweet" Auburn Avenue "the richest Negro street in ... final resting place APEX Museum of black history, Sweet Auburn Herndon Home - the mansion of Alonzo Franklin Herndon, a rags-to-riches hero who was born into slavery ...
Festivals - Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival
... The Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival is an annual festival held the first weekend in October on Auburn Avenue ... the African American achievements as established on Auburn Avenue ... entertainment throughout the day while celebrating Auburn Avenue’s past and growth, and is operated by the Sweet Auburn Committee ...
History Of Atlanta, Georgia - Streetcar Suburbs and World War II: 1906-1945 - 1906 Race Riot and Results - Rise of Sweet Auburn
... the relative safety of the area around the Atlanta University Center west of downtown, and to Auburn Avenue in the Fourth Ward east of downtown ... Sweet" Auburn Avenue became home to Alonzo Herndon's Atlanta Mutual, the city's first black-owned life insurance company, and to a celebrated concentration of black businesses ... In 1956, Fortune magazine called Sweet Auburn "the richest Negro street in the world", a phrase originally coined by civil rights leader John Wesley Dobbs ...
Big Bethel AME Church
... Big Bethel AME Church is the oldest African-American congregation in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, and is the mother church of AME in ... It is located at 220 Auburn Avenue NE in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood ... Big Bethel was known as "Sweet Auburn's City Hall." In 1911, President William Howard Taft spoke here, as did Nelson Mandela in 1990 ...

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