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Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: An Evening With Author Gary Pomerantz

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Auburn Avenue Research Library

101 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: An Evening With Author Gary Pomerantz

Join us for an unforgettable night of scholarship, history, and memory as award-winning author Gary Pomerantz discusses his definitive history of white and black Atlanta in the heart of Sweet Auburn.

"Probably the best book I've read in quite some time.” Malcolm Gladwell


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Pomerantz, a former journalist for the AJC and The Washington Post who now lives in San Francisco and lectures at Stanford University, will discuss the book, originally published in 1996, and the importance of history. Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Bill Rankin will interview Pomerantz. A book signing will follow in the Writer’s Lounge at Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn documents the history of Atlanta — from Civil War through Civil Rights, and leading up to the city’s hosting of the 1996 Summer Olympics — through two prominent families: the Ivan Allens, and John Wesley Dobbs and his progeny.

Presented by Gene Kansas in Partnership with Constellations, Chronicle, Auburn Avenue Films, A Cappella Books & the Auburn Avenue Research Library.


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Music • Light Drinks • History

Parking, transportation, and nearby dining options



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