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West Hunter Street Baptist Church (775 Martin Luther King Blvd., NW Atlanta, GA)

Public Information and Comment Questions

We invite you to answer the following questions in an effort to gather more information about the history of the site and to hear from community members, key stakeholders, and interested members of the public. We value your comments and responses.
Comment Period: Closed        Jan 23, 2017 - Apr 3, 2017
Topic Questions Instructions:
Please review and comment on the questions below related to the history of the site and the surrounding area.

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Topic Questions:
1. The West Hunter Baptist Church building is one of the last remaining churches in the Atlanta University National Register District. What are some initiatives that can be undertaken to recognize the history of the site? (i.e. website, audio tour of the area, restoration projects)
2. African American churches have historically been at the center of local community development and the fight for civil rights. In your opinion, is West Hunter Street Baptist Church illustrative of this history? Is the Church's impact on a national, regional, or local scale; and why?
3. In your opinion, how has West Hunter Street Baptist Church's role and history in civil rights and community organizing contributed to the modern civil rights movement?
4. Rev. Dr. Ralph D. Abernathy, Sr., and Rev. Hosea Williams were civil rights leaders who utilized West Hunter Street Baptist Church as a headquarters to implement multiple civil and human rights programs. In what ways do you feel these individuals influenced civil rights at the national level? What are some of the more tangible aspects of their legacies today?
5. Are there other places within the described study boundary that were in existence and are important to the civil rights story of West Hunter Street Baptist Church?
Document Content:
West Hunter Newsletter.pdfWest Hunter Newsletter.pdf   (582.4 KB, PDF file)
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