Sistagraphy Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Exhibition at Auburn Avenue Research Library

Happy 25th Anniversary to Sistagraphy “The Collective of African-American Photographers” Over 40 images from this group are currently on display at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (free and open to the public). This 25th Year celebration began in July 2018 and has public programming scheduled through to October 2018. Please note the exhibition @aarl_atl will … More Sistagraphy Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Exhibition at Auburn Avenue Research Library

Found at UGA Archives: “Ante-Bellum Slave Quarters Still Stand Near Atlanta”

Found this article at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Library, yesterday. It is titled “Ante-Bellum Slave Quarters Still Stand Near Atlanta.” It references a row of six one room brick houses located at the intersection of Ben Hill and Washington Road in East Point, Georgia. Journalist, Boyd Taylor, wrote that … More Found at UGA Archives: “Ante-Bellum Slave Quarters Still Stand Near Atlanta”

Memorial Service For Aretha Franklin Will Be Held At Detroit’s Pioneering, African American Museum

A public memorial and viewing for Detroit native and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on August 28, 2018. Formally known as the International Afro-American Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum is one of the first black museums established in the U.S. … More Memorial Service For Aretha Franklin Will Be Held At Detroit’s Pioneering, African American Museum

Unveiling of John Lewis Freedom Parkway and John Lewis Plaza Additions

There were probably over a couple hundred people that came out to witness the definition of a significant moment in Atlanta history. The date, August 22nd 2018. Location, John Lewis Freedom Parkway and the corner of Ponce De Leon Ave NE. The occasion? Well, just a short time ago John Lewis Freedom Parkway was known … More Unveiling of John Lewis Freedom Parkway and John Lewis Plaza Additions

Alfred Jackson, Slave Turned “Tour Guide”

Meet Mr. Alfred Jackson. Having lived his life as an enslaved person at Andrew Jackson’s the Hermitage, he became a “tour guide” when the Ladies’ Hermitage Association turned the home into a historic site in 1889. Historian W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of “The Southern Past” expressed “we can only wonder [how] Alfred’s position—an aged former … More Alfred Jackson, Slave Turned “Tour Guide”