Smithsonian Search for Black History Artifacts in Atlanta, 1991

In 1991, Claudine K. Brown visited Atlanta in search of African American artifacts and memorabilia that would go inside a future institution by the name of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Again her visit was in 1991. This article notes that in addition to viewing private collections, Ms. Brown also … More Smithsonian Search for Black History Artifacts in Atlanta, 1991

AMOCO’s 1963 American Travelers Guide to Negro Monuments

The “American Travelers Guide to Negro Monuments” was published by American Oil Company also known as AMOCO, in 1963. AMOCO described it as a “guide to historical sites… that are usually not mentioned in conventional guidebooks…not often included in ordinary textbooks… and [AMOCO’s] contribution to the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation” Image 1: cover … More AMOCO’s 1963 American Travelers Guide to Negro Monuments

(Atlanta) Street Name Changes: John Wesley Dobbs

Doing a bit of research on street name changes, here’s an example || On August 16, 1993 Atlanta City Council approved Ordinance Number 93-0-1140 resulting in “Renaming Houston Street in its entirety to John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and for other purposes” Image 1: John Wesley Dobbs Ave and Jackson Street NE Image 2: full record … More (Atlanta) Street Name Changes: John Wesley Dobbs

(Atlanta) “With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith”

5 pictures captured while exploring “With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith” at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. The entire exhibition is housed in 4 rooms. Images 1-4 were photographed in the temporary exhibit room labeled the Tommie Smith Archives. Tommie Smith and wife Delois, are said to have amassed and archived thousands of … More (Atlanta) “With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith”

Atlanta Trip to St. Helena Island, South Carolina’s Penn Center

A few photographs from last weekend’s trip to St. Helena Island, South Carolina. The island has been home to the Penn Center (originally Penn School) since 1862. The Penn Center hosted their 36th Annual Heritage Days Celebration November 8 – November 11, 2018. The 1954-1968 Civil Rights Movement, Abolitionism, U.S. Civil War, and Gullah-Geechee Heritage … More Atlanta Trip to St. Helena Island, South Carolina’s Penn Center