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“A True Local Treasure”
Review of Sweet Auburn

Sweet Auburn
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'From Civil War to Civil Rights' - Private Atlanta History Tour
Ranked #78 of 292 things to do in Atlanta
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Owner description: The heart of African American commerce and culture in Atlanta at the turn of the century.
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The Sweet Auburn neighborhood is one of the most important communities in Atlanta history. Recent and planned improvements (murals of civil rights leaders, the planned streetcar route, etc.) are giving this neighborhood much needed beautification and accessibility. The Sweet Auburn Market is not to be missed - there are a wide variety of delicious eateries.

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

For anyone who is old enough to have been there (or too young to remember) this walk through the childhood neighborhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. is an opportunity to experience the setting he grew up in and the influences in his life. Cried through the whole video of the "I have a Dream" speech. Take your children here so they understand what it took for the nation to move forward on civil rights.

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Reviewed 26 February 2013

I LOVED this place! It is a must see if you are in the Atlanta area! Sweet Auburn market has a lot to offer too!

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Reviewed 11 December 2012

My husband & I walked some 8 blocks to Auburn ave and then walked about 5 blocks ish to the King center and watched a video on the History to this street while waiting for the MLK tour of his birthplace. I was completely dumbfounded to find such an incredibly rich history with this street. I could hardly believe the street we had just been through with all it's hoodlums and druggies and homeless people could be the same street.... nor Could I fathom that I was walking down a street where the likes of Aretha franklin and duke Ellington to name a few had walked. When we left the ebeneezer Church and headed Back up Sweet Auburn we were able to see what used to be.... It is an incredible atrocity that the city allowed it to go into such dispair.
There is Sweet auburns breadshop and it has wonderful eats! The owner even signed a copy of her cookbook for me!
* this neighborhood is not for everyone and it is certainly is not Safe to walk at night.

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

The Sweet Auburn neighborhood is the historic African-American middle class neighborhood. It is the home of Dr. King and is now home to the King Center. Edgewood Avenue is now home to an impressive variety of restaurants serving food from many cultures. Don't miss the Sweet Auburn Market with it's vast selection of frest meats and vegetables, not to mention the food court where you can get everything from burgers to African food. At lunchtime this place is a people watching extravaganza, filling up with people from all over downtown and nearby Grady Hospital.

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