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Auburn Avenue (Sweet Auburn)

@ New Georgia Encyclopedia

Hatfield, Edward A


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.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

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