Historic Markers Across Georgia



The Harden Family



Marker ID:  
Location: On Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in the West End district of Atlanta, GA.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.280    W 084° 24.927
  33.75466666    -84.41545
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7WAK
The Harden Family  Marker  



Text:

At this location stood one of several services stations owned by John Hardin, his wife Billie, and his brother Oscar. From 1937 to 1949, John Harden owned and managed the Black Crackers, a baseball team which was were popular with Atlanta fans. The Black Crackers were part of the Negro Leagues, established by dedicated Black sportsmen when major league ball teams refused to hire African American athletes during the era of segregation.



 

The Harden Family

Notes:

Atlanta Black Crackers: Wikipedia - The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Negro league baseball

 

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