“Auburn Avenue (Sweet Auburn).” New Georgia Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2016.
The history of Auburn avenue is one of loss. Auburn Avenue used to be the African American center of business with three very big African-American run businesses (Citizens Trust Bank, Atlanta Life Insurance Company, and Standard Life), as well as many churches, but is now run down thanks to the mass leaving of African Americans to the west side of the city. Many civil rights leaders got their beginnings on Auburn Avenue, name Martin Luther King Jr. This source is a very well worded and concise history of Auburn Avenue, and helps put other sources into a broader context. One thing that could improve this article is a more in depth description of why shopkeepers left the area.