Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cotton States Exposition of 1895
Erected 1995 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 060-177.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 47.188′ N, 84° 22.636′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Piedmont Road near 14th Street. Located inside Piedmont Park at the 14th Street entrance. On hill above the soccer fields. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Booker T. Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Habersham Memorial Hall (about 800 feet away); Sector of Siege Line (approx. half a mile away); Bate’s Division (approx. half a mile away); Margaret Mitchell House (approx. half a mile away); David and Frances Cotting (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stevenson's Division (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
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1. Cotton Exhibitions in Atlanta. The Exposition of 1895 was one of three hosted in Atlanta. These fairs were used to attract interest and investment in Atlanta, Georgia, and (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Atlanta Compromise Speech. The exposition featured a speech by Booker T. Washington, African-American leader. In his speech, Washington defined the solution to race problems in the South as vocational education. This speech was widely circulated at the time, and has become the standard reference when comparing Washington's approach to that of W.E.B. DeBois, who advocated legal action to achieve equality. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2009, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,439 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2009, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.