Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga Of Race And Family

Paperback | May 1, 1997

byGary M. Pomerantz

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"A fascinating tale of two cities told through the rise of two of Atlanta's most illustrious political families...highly significant in what it reveals about ambition, hard work, success, and race relations."—David Levering Lewis.

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The intersection of Peachtree Street and Sweet Auburn mirrors the often separate but mutually dependent relations between whites and blacks in Atlanta. Through hundreds of interviews and five years of painstaking research, Gary Pomerantz, a reporter for the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution", shows how two families, one white, one black, r...

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"A fascinating tale of two cities told through the rise of two of Atlanta's most illustrious political families...highly significant in what it reveals about ambition, hard work, success, and race relations."—David Levering Lewis.

He is a distinguished visiting professor of journalism at Emory University, received the Sigma Delta Chi award in 1999 for feature writing and the Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing for his seven-part series in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on the airplane crash that is the subject of his book Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds.....

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140265090

ISBN - 13:9780140265095

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Table of Contents

Family Tree
Historic Time Line
Preface

PART I OLD SOUTH
PART II THE PATRIARCHS ARRIVE
PART III NEW SOUTH CAPITAL
PART IV SEGREGATED CITY
PART V CIVIL RIGHTS
PART VI BLACK CITY GOVERNMENT
PART VII OLYMPIC CITY

Epilogue
Source Notes
Author's Note
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

From Our Editors

The intersection of Peachtree Street and Sweet Auburn mirrors the often separate but mutually dependent relations between whites and blacks in Atlanta. Through hundreds of interviews and five years of painstaking research, Gary Pomerantz, a reporter for the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution", shows how two families, one white, one black, rose to social, economical and political prominence in the capitol of the new South. photos