Penguin (Non-Classics), May 1997. Trade Paperback. New. Item #257540
The intersection of Peachtree Street, historically the residential and commercial street of Atlanta's white elite, and Sweet Auburn, the spiritual main street of Atlanta's black community, mirrors the often separate but mutually dependent worlds of whites and blacks in this southern city. In "Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn," Gary M. Pomerantz, a reporter for the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution," traces five generations of two families - the Allens, descended from slave owners, and the Dobbses, from slaves. These families produced the two most influential mayors of the modern South, Ivan Allen, Jr., and Maynard Jackson, Jr.