Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Booker T. Washington
Erected 1995 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-176.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
Location. 33° 47.179′ N, 84° 22.651′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Piedmont Ave and 14th St NE on Piedmont Ave. This marker is located at the main entrance to Piedmont Park. The marker is not visible from the street. The park is closed between 11:00 pm and 6:00 am. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1491 Piedmont Ave NE, 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. Cotton States Exposition of 1895 (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Oldest D.A.R. Chapter (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Habersham Memorial Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sector of Siege Line (approx. half a mile away); Margaret Mitchell House (approx. half a mile away); Bate’s Division (approx. half a mile away); David and Frances Cotting (approx. 0.6 miles away); Margaret Mitchell (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . .
1. Booker Taliaferro Washington. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Booker T. Washington. The Biography Channel: Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Cotton States and International Exposition. The 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition was held at the current Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Nearly 800,000 visitors attended the event. The event is best remembered for the both hailed and criticized "Atlanta Compromise" speech given by Booker T. Washington on September 18, promoting racial cooperation. (Submitted on May 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on October 17, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. submitted on May 2, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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