This first walking tour along Auburn Avenue focuses on how early African American businesses, churches, and social and cultural organizations fought to ensure that there was social, cultural, and economic progress in the community and paved the way for current businesses and educational institutions to be successful. The tour also discusses how these organizations paved the way for current businesses and educational institutions to be successful.
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Prince Hall Masonic Temple & Tabor Building
Atlanta businessman and civic leader, John Wesley Dobbs, spearheaded the construction of this building completed in 1937.
Auburn Avenue Research Library
The core collection of materials from Atlanta’s first public library branch for African Americans was transferred to this building in 1994.