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Sweet Auburn, Atlanta

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The Sweet Auburn Historic District is a historic African-American neighborhood along and surrounding Auburn Avenue, east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The name Sweet Auburn was coined by John Wesley Dobbs, referring to the "richest Negro street in the world." A National Historic Landmark District was designated in 1976, covering 19acre of the neighborhood, significant for its history and development as a segregated area under the state's Jim Crow laws.GeographySweet Auburn is one of 242 officially-recognized neighborhoods of Atlanta. It is bounded by: Freedom Parkway and the Old Fourth Ward (formerly the separate Bedford Pine neighborhood) on the north Boulevard and the Old Fourth Ward on the east the MARTA East-West line and the Oakland and Grant Park neighborhoods on the south, and the Downtown Connector and downtown Atlanta on the west
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  • We visited here on our bicycle tour. The street art is interesting. Small area adjacent to MLK historic district. This was the one area where we experienced a highly verbal (obscene) man shouting down...  more »
  • Did a tour of the center city venues. This was just another, don't see what all the hype is. Not impressed.  more »
  • An old black neighbourhood which includes various sites associated with MLK but also - just as interesting - a fine area of preserved classic wooden houses from over 100 years ago. Parts of the road (...  more »