It wasn’t that long ago that Victor Hugo Green’s “The Negro Motorist Green Book” gave Black travelers the safest establishments throughout the country during Jim Crow-era segregation. Even now, we’re looking for places to find our tribe and feel comfortable just being ourselves. Atlanta’s that place–with rich heritage that is deep, progressive and continuously evolving. Atlanta supports a bold expression of Black heritage and contemporary aspirations that spark Black excellence and pride. It is the heartbeat of the Civil Rights Movement, the largest collection of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), a number of historic churches, popular Black-owned restaurants, trendy lounges and legendary art galleries. Discover ATL Unguided, where legacy meets evolution.
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE ATLANTA BLACK CRAFT BEER EXPERIENCE
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ATL’S HIP-HOP, TRAP AND OTHER MUSICAL INFLUENCERS
When OutKast’s Andre 3000 proclaimed, “The South got something to say,” after the iconic Atlanta duo won Best New Rap Group at the 1995 Source Awards, it wasn’t just about music.
TASTE ATLANTA’S TOP 25 MUST-HAVES
Atlanta flavors know no bounds with offerings spanning the tried and true Southern fare the city is best known for as well as inventive and dynamic dishes that characterize our dining renaissance.
FUN WEEKEND ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES
Exploring family favorites all around Atlanta Whether you are visiting Atlanta from afar or you live right outside the perimeter, there is always fun for families.
ATLANTA’S MOST NOTABLE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS
The King Family Martin Luther King Jr., Visionary “Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.” MLK’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the undisputed leader of the American civil rights movement.
THINGS TO DO ON JUNETEENTH IN ATLANTA
Celebrate Juneteenth in Atlanta with education, parades and special events.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY OUTDOOR PARKS
Getting outside with your family is a must in Atlanta.
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TWO DAYS IN THE A SUPPORTING BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
There is a reason Atlanta is heralded as an epicenter of Black excellence and the Cultural Capital of America.
A LOCAL’S FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN MIDTOWN
Nadeen White guides us through artistic sights, several Southern staples and the most trendy shops to round off the perfect way to experience Midtown Atlanta.
HBCU LIFE: REASONS TO VISIT AUC
The Atlanta University Center (AUC) is a consortium of four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)—Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College.
Unique Things To Do for Black History Month
CELEBRATING BLACK ART IN ATLANTA
Atlanta’s Black Artists captivate audiences of all colors, narrate stories of the collective and draw people of all ages with different backgrounds into the essence of everyday artistry.
SHOP WITH LOCAL DESIGNERS IN ATLANTA
Support Local Designers & Makers In Atlanta Atlanta’s fashion scene has grown over the years gaining nationwide and worldwide recognition through some of your favorite shows including Project Runway.
ICONIC ATLANTA MUSICIANS & ATL LYRICS
Atlanta influences everything, especially when it comes to music, and these artists have put the city’s unique sound on the map with bass-heavy beats, soulful sounds, and thoughtful lyrics.
20 ESSENTIAL SPOTS TO DISCOVER ATLANTA
From down and dirty barbecue and secret bars to neighborhood nightlife and one-of-a-kind experiences, let me be your guide and give you a taste of my favorite spots around the A.
SOUL FOOD & SOUTHERN EATS IN ATLANTA
From classic meat and threes to innovative, modern Southern cuisine, these ATL restaurants lift the veil on eating good in the South’s capital.
ATLANTA’S FAVORITE BLACK-OWNED RESTAURANTS
Take your pick from this list of our favorite black-owned restaurants in Atlanta.
EXPERIENCE HISTORIC SWEET AUBURN IN ATLANTA
Atlanta is key to understanding the Civil Rights Movement as a whole, and Sweet Auburn specifically holds many connections to the figures and moments we’ve come to know as pivotal American history.
BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES TO CHECK OUT IN ATLANTA
Atlanta has a wealth of Black-owned businesses that run from boutiques to spas, music stores, book stores, galleries and so much more.
A Self-guided Tour of Famous Black History Sites and Landmarks on Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue
FAMILY FUN AT ATLANTA ATTRACTIONS
Discover the City’s Rich Black History If you are looking for a great city to visit, Atlanta should be on your list.
Get to know Atlanta, and discover the best things to do around the city.