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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y6J_where-hood-watched-the-battle-of-atlanta_Atlanta-GA.html
In 1856 James E. Williams
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1M1I_fire-station-no-6_Atlanta-GA.html
As a boy Martin Luther King, Jr., played basketball behind Fire Station No. 6 and watched the white crews go out on calls. He and his friends knew that they could not dream of becoming firefighters because of the city's segregation laws. Finally, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E6P_birth-home-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr_Atlanta-GA.html
Built 1895. Purchased 1909 by Dr. King's maternal grandfather, Dr. A. D. Williams. Birthplace of Dr. King 1929. Acquired with assistance of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1974. Designated as part of the National Historic Site 1980. Dedicated as part o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E6O_apartment-house_Atlanta-GA.html
This apartment building represents the ups and downs of the Auburn Avenue neighborhood. As property owners started to move away in the 1950s, numerous dwellings gradually fell into disrepair. Since 1982 the National Park Service and various civic …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E0L_the-home_Atlanta-GA.html
Young Martin Luther King. Jr.'s, childhood here was entirely normal. He did his chores and received his allowance. Neighbors often saw him bouncing a ball off the side of the house or riding his bike along the street. He fought with his brother (h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E0K_a-relaxing-atmosphere_Atlanta-GA.html
Auburn Avenue was like a parade ground. Families and friends were constantly visiting back and forth. In the evenings, couples—such as Frank and Eula Kirk, who lived here for 40 years—relazed in rocking chairs and wicker swings as they…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E0J_bryant-graves-house_Atlanta-GA.html
This was the home of the Rev. Peter James Bryant and, later Antoine Graves. Here Bryant wrote sermons he delivered as pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church. He also worked as associate editor of The Voice of the Negro, a national literary maga…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E0I_neighborhood-pride_Atlanta-GA.html
Aromas of newly mown grass and fresh paint drifted along Auburn Avenue as residents trimmed their lawns and hedges and painted their houses and fences. The neighborhood buzzed with activity as other residents tended their flower gardens, shrubs, f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E0H_stepping-up_Atlanta-GA.html
With its fish-scale gable shingles, ornate porch brackets, and diamond-shaped and octagonal windows, this Queen Anne Victorian house symbolizes financial success. White Atlantans who had become successful in business or the professions built and o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1E0F_the-eternal-flame_Atlanta-GA.html
The Eternal Flame symbolizes the continuing effort to realizeDr. King's ideals for the"Beloved Community"which requires lasting personalcommitment that cannot weakenwhen faced with obstacles.
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