Significant milestones have been etched into the fabric of Atlanta’s growth and development by members of Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church during its 168 year history. Prior to Emancipation, Slave Masters of the Methodist Episcopal Church provided a facility for our ancestors to worship at Bethel Tabernacle Church on the corner of Courtland and Jenkins Streets […]

The Atlanta Daily World is proud to be Georgia’s most distinguished and widely distributed African American weekly newspaper. Owned by Real Times Media, the Atlanta Daily World was founded August 5, 1928 and is the city’s oldest Black-owned newspaper. In its 88-year history, the ADW has reported news and content relevant to the vast and […]

Atlanta Life “If I thought that anything with which I was connected would always be small, I would not want to be in it.” Alonzo F. Herndon Over 100 years ago a former slave, Alonzo Franklin Herndon, founded what would become Atlanta Life Financial Group. A sharecropper from Social Circle, Ga., He parlayed his haircutting […]

The Atrium Built in 1912 by a team of African-American architects, the six-story Odd Fellows block was the address for many of Atlanta’s most important African-American owned businesses. The Atlanta Chapter of The Grand Order of Odd Fellows (a fraternal organization supporting and networking the black business community), built this substantial building as their headquarters […]

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) The very beginnings of the SCLC can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott lasted for 381 days and […]