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Type: Color transparencies | StillImage
Title: Bedford Pine
Date: 1971
Description: View of an unidentified boy in the Bedford Pine neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.

Slums; Ghettos; social conditions

Bedford Pine is an area in Atlanta, Georgia bounded by North Avenue on the north end, Highland Avenue to the south, Boulevard to the east, and Piedmont Avenue to the west. The area was annexed by Atlanta in 1870 and developed until a fire destroyed businesses and homes in 1917. After the fire, the neighborhood deteriorated in value and maintenance as middle class residents moved away and were replaced by people at or near the poverty line. Most of the structures in the neighborhood were destroyed during the 1960's and 1970's in urban renewal projects. New housing was constructed during the decades that followed, and Georgia Power Company chose the area for its headquarters in 1979.

Subjects: African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta | Neighborhoods--Georgia--Atlanta | African American children--Georgia--Atlanta | Children's clothing--Georgia--Atlanta | African American boys--Georgia--Atlanta | Boys' clothing--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--Social conditions--20th century | African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta--Social conditions--20th century | Poor African Americans--Housing--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Bedford Pine (Atlanta, Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 2006
Original Material: 1 photograph : col. ; 35mm. | Bedford-Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
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Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Bedford Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection, 1970-1971