Sweet Auburn
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The heart of African American commerce and culture in Atlanta at the turn of the century.
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Jodi H
Augusta, GA3,252 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is the place where you will find all the Martin Luther King Jr historic sites. You can ride the Atlanta Streetcar for $1. You can explore the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, they have some really delicious food! This is an African American neighborhood with lots of history closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement.
Written 7 April 2019
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Diana Casòliba
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic422 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This street is historic. It's the street that leads from Peachtree Street to the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. Not a single policeman present on the whole journey. A lot of insecurity, homeless, drug addicts and people asking for money. The truth is that it is a lot worse than NY, and that says a lot. One of the worst cities in the US, and I’ve been to a few.
Written 23 September 2018
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Elantara
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
I worked in the area for over 3 1/2 months and enjoyed it very much. I am new to the greater Atlanta area, so I feel I have really learned something about the "real" Atlanta. I hope you will make it a part of your travels.
Written 27 August 2018
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Lloyd M
Salvador, BA763 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Sweet Auburn is an iconic area And place in Black History, each street tell a different story in History but just as important as the other. From famous black churches to the civil rights movement to Great leaders such as Martin Luther King, & so much more.The roads them self our museums and a part of History. This is a must see so much places to visit and things to do
Written 10 February 2018
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move2wonder
Boston, MA102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
The streetcar makes a loop around the area and it's also a robust walk from Downtown. I had only planned on visiting MLK Jr.'s home but discovering the rich past of Auburn Avenue made for a longer stop. Sweet Auburn is in need of extra care but well worth the trip.

Start from MLK Jr.'s birthplace, towards Fire Station#6, King Center and burial site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Royal Peacock Club, S.C.L.C. building, Big Bethel AME Church, APEX Museum, ++. There are eye-catching murals as well.
Written 5 November 2017
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Pamela L
Winnipeg, Canada437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up. You can still see his house and his church and some stores. It is a beautifully kept area, and there are many stops to make as you walk along and soak in the history. Take the street car and stay for a while.
Written 18 October 2017
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
After you visit the King Center and the National Historic Site, then it's great to tour the Sweet Auburn neighborhood where you can still get a feel of the place where Dr. King lived and worked. His house, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the textile mill shotgun houses he would seen, the firehouse (first in Atlanta with African Americas), and further down, the clubs, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference building, churches. Enjoyed seeing what he might have seen and heard and felt. Great place to understand history.
Written 10 March 2017
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Lee Ann
Arlington, TX385 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
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 the street. I am not sure I would spend much time in this area if not with a group.
Written 24 February 2017
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M Richard M
Kathmandu, Nepal1,751 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Did a tour of the center city venues. This was just another, don't see what all the hype is. Not impressed.
Written 24 February 2017
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Cheryl H
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
Good BBQ, we went there for a late lunch. We were excited by the word of mouth reviews and that it was a littlt bit of Auburn in Atlanta!! We had a large party and with call ahead seating. If you want a great place to eat for BBQ this is it.

Please note: that parking is a *****.
If you park in the wrong area you will be booted [this is a weapon that the Plaza up the street uses to make money ]!

Written 13 November 2016
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