Historic Markers Across Georgia



Yates and Milton Drug Store



Marker ID:  
Location: Morehouse Collage, Fair St. at James P. Brawley Dr, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.966    W 084° 24.757
  33.74943333    -84.41261666
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Yates and Milton Drug Store Marker
Photo by Todd Massar



Text:

On this site stood yet eight's in Milton drugstore,
the first African-American business of its kind in Atlanta.
It was here that the Atlanta student movement
was planned on February 4, 1960.

Clark College class of 1961
dedicated during the fiftieth class reunion of Clark College Atlanta University
Clark Atlanta University
May 14, 2011




Yates and Milton Drug Store
Photo by Todd Massar


Notes:

For more information:
Wikipedia - Jim Crow laws
Wikipedia - Civil Rights Act of 1964
Wikipedia - Racial segregation in the United States
Wikipedia - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Prize - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Biographical
NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
SCLC - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Wikipedia - NAACP
Wikipedia - SCLC
Wikipedia - Civil Rights Act of 1964
Wikipedia - Racism

 

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