Swearing in of A.T. Walden
@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionPhotograph of Atlanta, Georgia mayor Ivan Allen (right) swearing in A. T. Walden as judge of the Atlanta Municipal Court on February 3, 1964. Walden holds his right hand in the air. Allen stands next to him holding an open book. They stand in front of curtains. Walden, the first black judge appointed in Georgia following Reconstruction, served as president of Atlanta's NAACP branch from 1924 to 1936. He was a noted attorney, a civil rights leader, and one of the New South's first black political power brokers.