Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn

The Saga of Two Families and the Making of Atlanta

Book - 1997
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The intersection of Peachtree Street, historically the residential and commercial street of Atlanta's white elite, and Sweet Auburn, the spiritual main street of Atlanta's black community, mirrors the often separate but mutually dependent worlds of whites and blacks in this southern city. In "Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn," Gary M. Pomerantz, a reporter for the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution," traces five generations of two families - the Allens, descended from slave owners, and the Dobbses, from slaves. These families produced the two most influential mayors of the modern South, Ivan Allen, Jr., and Maynard Jackson, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1997, c1996.
ISBN: 9780140265095
Call Number: 920.0758 POMERANTZ
Characteristics: 654 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Dobbs family.
Allen family.
African Americans -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Biography.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Race relations.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.
Central Collection.


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