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Address: 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30313 What Is It: A museum with exhibition space that delves into the American struggle for, and achievements in, civil rights here and human rights abroad, the former infused with plenty of both Atlanta and U.S. Southern history. What Are THOSE?: Particularly when Black History Month rolls around, interests rise in expanding or refreshing one’s knowledge base as it pertains to the contributions of Americans to the causes of civil and human rights, and the challenges they face along th
Location: One-half-mile south of “the Gulch”, via Centennial Olympic Park Drive What Is It: A pedestrian-friendly (but only once you get there) urban neighborhood with restaurants and shops, best known as Atlanta’s historic visual arts district. (illustration by Zohar Lazar, in Atlanta Magazine) History: Drunks! Whores! Rowdies! Cockfighters! Such was the prevailing scene around downtown Atlanta… in the 1840s. Atlanta’s first person to run for Mayor, Moral Party leader and industrialist Jonathan Norcross, vowed to return law and order to the streets by publicly shaming the miscreants, an
Note: I’m of the opinion that there needs to be something akin to a “Fodor’s travel guide” for Hawks fans needing stuff to do besides merely getting to the arena and going home. To that end, here’s an initial installment of venues and sites within a short walk, ride, or drive of Philips Arena that some may find worth checking out, under the banner of “Levenson’s Guide”. Address: 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 What is it: Former church, converted into downtown Atlanta’s most popular mid-range concert venue. History: Situated on land now occupied by Centennial Olympi