Historical Places & Things

  • An Appeal for Human Rights

    An Appeal for Human Rights

    Written by Roslyn Pope in March 1960, this historical document was signed by all the student government presidents from Atlanta University schools. Julian Bond typed the document as Roslyn Pope dictated it to him in Howard Zinn's dining room. An Appeal for Human Rights served as the manifesto for the Atlanta Student Movement and still continues to be an inspiration for human rights activism world-wide. 

  • Rich’s Department Store

    Rich’s Department Store

    Hungarian immigrant Morris Rich born January 13, 1847 founded M. Rich and Co., on May 28, 1867. It was said, that he borrowed money from his brother to open the dry goods store on Whitehall street in Atlanta, Ga which today is now M. L. King Blvd. A few years later his brothers Morris and Daniel Rich were admitted into partnership. Years later in 1882, M. Rich & Bro. opened a larger location on the corner of Whitehall and Hunter Street, high Victorian architectural style department store.