Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918

“The Mary Turner case is one of the darkest in the history of this country. They took her and they took her to a tree. They tied her ankles around a limb of that tree. And then they took a knife and cut open her stomach. And when the baby fell to the ground one of the men took the heel of his boot and crushed its head until it was dead. And now they want us to forget that. They never ask the Jews to forget what happened to them. And the Jews won’t let those who are responsible forget it.” – Reverend Floyd Rose of Serenity Church in Valdosta, GA

http://www.cbs46.com/story/26087258/pregnant-woman-remembered-nearly-100-years-after-horrific-lynching

Mary Turner & the Lynching Rampage of 1918

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David Tobias Howard Walking Tour

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Saturday – March 1, 2014

10am & 1pm – $10 per person

Take a stroll down memory lane. Join us in the Historic Old Fourth Ward. See the homes of prominent African American leaders such as Grand Master John Wesley Dobbs, Bishop Joseph Simeon Flipper, Alexander Hamilton, Bishop Wesley J. Gaines and others. Learn about the rich culture and heritage of the Historic Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark District and its surrounding communities.

RSVP at blackmeccatours@yahoo.com or 678-663-0831

 

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Historic Sunset Avenue District Walking Tour

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Historic Sunset Avenue District Walking Tour

Saturday – February 15, 2014 

10am & 1pm – $10 per person

See the homes of prominent African American leaders such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. Carrie L. McCarter of the Neighborhood Union Health Center, Atlanta Life Insurance Vice President Eugene M. Martin, National Domestic Workers Union founder Dorothy Bolden, Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Giles of Morris Brown College and others. Hear the stories about the Wachendorff Estate and Nursery, the Sunset Amusement Park, the Magnolia Ballroom and the Breitenbucher Estate. 

RSVP at blackmeccatours@yahoo.com or 678.663.0831

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Historic Sweet Auburn Avenue Walking Tour – January 18, 2014

Atlanta Life Insurance Company

As part of commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I invite you to take advantage of a special walking tour of the Historic Sweet Auburn Avenue on January 18, 2014. Embark on a journey with us to learn little known stories of Dr. King and others who helped define the Sweet Auburn community.

This tour is offered at the special rate of $10 per person (limit 30). It’s approximately 90 minutes long so please wear comfortable shoes. Available tour times are 10am and 1pm.

~ Reservation required ~
Please rsvp via e-mail to blackmeccatours@yahoo.com

Historic Sweet Auburn Ave Walking Tour

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Dr. Georgia Dwelle

1884 – 1977

Dr. Georgia Dwelle was a saint, saviour, soldier, scholar, healer and deliverer in the Atlanta community for over four decades. Dr. Dwelle faced considerable hardship and discrimination, yet she continued to believe that no profession was better suited to serve humanity than medicine and that “competent women physicians” could find or create their own opportunities within the profession if they had to. (nlm.nih.gov)    

 

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Signing Day 2013: Celebrating Black Excellence

A major high school signing day that received very little press.  Oh, I forgot, no sports, Dunna Dun… Dunna Dun!   A Luta Continua

http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/lake_effect_segment.php?segmentid=10174

“Until the lion/lioness has his or her own storytellers, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.” – Benin proverb

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A rare presentation on National Dentist Day

http://eastatlanta.patch.com/events/the-life-and-legacy-of-dr-roderick-d-badger

“Until the lion/lioness has his or her own storytellers, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.” – Benin proverb

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