Sarah Howard Stephens

by Matt Cooper stephens-sarah-2018-h264_1 (link to Sarah Stephens interview clip. Needs to be embedded) Sarah Stephens, born Sarah Howard, is an Atlanta native, a Grady Baby, and was an important figure in the Atlanta Student Movement as well as civil rights from a business perspective. She attended David T. Howard High School and it was there where she met Dr. Lonnie …

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Norma June Wilson Davis and the Atlanta Prison Farm

by Luke Gardner   In 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida, a baby girl was born and named after her two grandmothers, Norma and June. Norma June Wilson Davis experienced childhood during times of segregation, but nevertheless remembers the fond memories of the parties her dad would throw for his fraternity. Back then, no one knew just how proud she would make …

A.T Walden

A.T Walden (1885-1965) by Tiffany Davis Austen Thomas Walden, a civil rights activist and attorney, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with a degree in law in 1911. A Georgia native, Walden was “the son of Jeff Walden and Jennie Tomlin, former slaves” and experienced racial segregation and prejudice that was prevalent in the South during his lifetime. …