Historic Markers Across Georgia

Amos Drug Store - 3 Ashby Street

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Location: on Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. just south of Martin Luther King Jr. DR., West End, GA.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.267    W 084° 25.060
  33.75445    -84.41766666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7W4A
Amos Drug Store - 3 Ashby Street Marker  


Born in 1866 in rural Georgia, Moses Amos walked to Atlanta in search of employment. He became a druggist´s assistant and, in 1913, opened his own pharmacy. Ten years later, he and his nephew, Miles Amos, opened their own west side branch here, where it became a social club for neighborhood youth. Like other members of the Black business community, the Amos family campaign for political equality. In 1953, Miles Amos and A. T. Walden, a prominent attorney, became the first African American since 1870 to hold elected office in the city´s Democratic Party.


Amos Drug Store - 3 Ashby Street


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