A short documentary video about the Atlanta Metro going that breaks down the history of the streets and community in the city of Atlanta.
In the heart of Georgia, one of the country’s largest cities has become a mecca for black culture and for America’s black society.
Neighborhoods like the 4th Ward, Vine City, Edgewood, and a number of others were some of Atlanta’s first black communities, with some being around longer than others.
Slum clearance during the 1930s and 40s replaced many communities with housing projects, while urban renewal around the 1950s and 60s in areas like Summerhill and Mechanicsville destroyed sections with the building of the baseball stadium and highways I-20 and I-85.
During the 1960s, the civil rights movement was heavily impacting the city, while around that time the black population expanded into areas like Adamsville,
Southwest Atlanta, and East Atlanta.
The era of the 80s and 90s with the Diablos and Down By Law or the reputation that people labeled the projects and other sections of the Atlanta eventually led to the city transform.
Starting in the late 90s, the city began to demolish its housing complexes, beginning with the Techwood Homes and continued into the 2000s.
By the 2010s, the city changed its identity from the demolishing and gentrifying of Atlanta neighborhoods to the renaming of the majority of Atlanta’s major streets in the urban communities.
Today, the black population has widely expanded, especially with a large number of out of towners moving into Atlanta, as the community has grown further into Dekalb County, the North Side, and Clayton County.
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