Atlanta University Center

Atlanta University Center is the seat of African-American education and culture in Atlanta. Atlanta University Center is the location of five histoically black institutions of higher learning: Morehouse College, Spelman College, Morris Brown College, Clark Atlanta University and Interdenominational Theological Center. Schools at Atlanta University Center have produced some of the most prominent, influential and well knowm African-Americans of the 20th Century. Clark Atlanta University graduate school alumni includes Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Ralph David Abernathy.

Morehouse alumni include Dr. Martin Luther King, Maynard Jackson, actor Samuel Jackson, Olympic Gold medalist Edwin Moses and filmmaker Spike Lee. Minister and Civil Rights Leader Dr. Joseph Lowery holds an honorary doctorated from Morehouse. Spellman College alumni include actresses Ester Rolle, Cassi Davis and Keisha Knight Pulliam.

Major Streets in West End Atlanta that surround Atlanta University Center are named for Atlanta University Center alumni (Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.) and an honoree (Joseph Lowery Blvd.). Another boulevard in West End Atlanta is named for a former president of Morehouse College, Dr. Benjamin Mays.

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Clark-Atlanta University Art Galleries

The art galleries at Clark-Atlanta University Center features African-American art collections that depict American life from an African-American perspective. The galleries include murals by Hale Aspacio Woodruff, an African-American artist known for historical artworks relating to African-American history. More info...

West End Mall

West End Mall on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, is the major shopping center near Atlanta University Center. This mall is a hot spot for collegiate shopping. The Burning Sands store is a popular embroidered clothing and paraphernalia store for members of Black Greek Organizations.


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