Black Atlanta in the Roaring Twenties

Black Atlanta in the Roaring Twenties Long before it came to prominence as the model city of the New South as well as earning the title the new Motown Atlanta was a hotbed of entertainment business and civic life for African Americans

  • Title: Black Atlanta in the Roaring Twenties
  • Author: Herman 'Skip' Mason Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780752408873
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Long before it came to prominence as the model city of the New South, as well as earning the title the new Motown, Atlanta was a hotbed of entertainment, business, and civic life for African Americans At the same time that Harlem was undergoing its acclaimed renaissance, Atlanta could boast of excellent colleges, a thriving social environment, and an entertainment sceneLong before it came to prominence as the model city of the New South, as well as earning the title the new Motown, Atlanta was a hotbed of entertainment, business, and civic life for African Americans At the same time that Harlem was undergoing its acclaimed renaissance, Atlanta could boast of excellent colleges, a thriving social environment, and an entertainment scene that could rival those of much larger cities From Auburn Avenue, the hub of the city s African American activity, a spirit of vibrant change and excitement radiated out to reach people across America.

    African Americans in Atlanta Black Atlanta The Rebirth, Rising, Renaissance We ve seen colleagues with hair undone, the occasional hand towards the screen with bad nail jobs With rags on some of our heads or undone hair But in a way, this has made Atlanta authentic You see, Atlanta had moved away from the greatness I had experienced as a first time ATLien attending Morehouse College in the s. Visit Atlanta Black Star For African American Black News Atlanta Black Star publishes daily Black news and information for and about African Americans, the Diaspora, and the world Six Atlanta Cops Charged with Excessive Force for Tasing Jun , The Atlanta police officers involved in the violent arrest and tasing of black college students in their car are now facing charges. Black history is this country s history George Floyd May , A year old man was shot and killed late Friday night during protests in Detroit, and Atlanta s mayor delivered an impassioned plea for violence to Protesters in Atlanta mount CNN sign and raise Black Lives May , A video from CNN affiliate WGCL showed protesters mounting the CNN sign at the network s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and raising a Black Lives Matter flag One protester was seen using spray Several Atlanta Restaurants Stand in Solidarity With Jun , Restaurants around Atlanta are expressing support for protestors and the Black Lives Matter movement, posting messages of solidarity to social media, providing links to bail funds, and even closing to allow employees to attend marches over the weekend. The last three days saw hundreds of people gather throughout the city in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing Atlanta Soul Of America US Cities Black Travel Guide Martin Luther King, Jr Center for Non violent Social Change, Martin Luther King, Jr Birth Home, Atlanta Life Insurance, Black Men of America, Citizens Trust Bank, Herndon Building, Herndon Home More From Civil Rights Movement to Power Sharing Even in , Jim Crow was still a harsh fact of life. Opinion The Police Report to Me, but I Knew I Couldn t days agoEven as mayor, I know what every other parent to a black boy in America knows My son is simply who he is, a young black man A young man in Atlanta this week protesting the Celebrities, Music, News, Fashion Atlanta Black Star Atlanta Black Star is a narrative company We publish narratives intentionally and specifically to enlighten and transform the world.

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    About “Herman 'Skip' Mason Jr.

    • Herman 'Skip' Mason Jr.

      Reverend Herman Skip Mason, Jr is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications and History from Morris Brown College He went on to receive Masters Degrees in African American Studies and Library and Information Science from Clark Atlanta University in 1989 That same year, he was also awarded his certification in Archival Studies from the Archives Institute of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.Reverend Mason began his career in 1983 working with the Herndon Home Museum, Atlanta Georgia, where he interpreted the history of the Herndon Family and the Atlanta Life Insurance Company In 1986, he worked for the US Department of Interior interpreting the historical significance of the Martin Luther King family with the King Center Library and Archives From 1987 to 1992, Reverend Mason worked for the Atlanta Fulton Public Library as the Black Studies Librarian and Archivist for the Special Collections Department His work with the library involved developing strategies for identification and procurement of archival collections on African Americans in Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the Southeast region He is also Founder and President of Digging it Up, Incorporated, a nationally recognized African American Research and Consulting firm in addition, he is the National Archivist for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Morris Brown College Reverend Mason has authored several books and produced various videos including Going Against the Wind A History of African Americans in Atlanta Black Atlanta in the Roaring Twenties African American Life in Jacksonville, Florida The History of Black Entertainment in Atlanta and History of African American in DeKalb County, all published by Arcadia press For the past eleven years, Reverend Mason has served as a consultant on numerous projects and exhibits including The Life of Blues Singer Blind Willie McTell Climbing Jacob s Ladder The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 1877 and currently Music Masters at the Apex Museum in Atlanta Most recently, twenty million viewers saw Reverend Mason s work as he served as the Historian and on set Technical Advisor for the successful CBS television mini series based on Alex Haley s final story Mama Flora s Family starring Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, Mario Van Peebles and Queen Latifah.Reverend Mason was initiated into Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated on April 4, 1982 the anniversary of the death of Dr King , at Morris Brown College A life member of the fraternity, he made history in 1989 when at age 27, he became the youngest member to receive the coveted honor of National Alumni Brother of the YearIn spite all his accomplishments, Reverend Mason s greatest joy comes in pastoring the St James C.M.E Church in Washington, Georgia.

    274 thoughts on “Black Atlanta in the Roaring Twenties

    • Wonderfully collected images of Black Atlanta. This book was extremely helpful in getting a more in-depth look at the history a street in Atlanta I was researching.


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