Auburn Avenue Type Walk

Don't miss Sue Youngblood's Type Walk tour of Atlanta's historic Auburn Avenue! Join us to discover the typographic richness of one of Atlanta's most historically and culturally rich thoroughfares. Learn more about Atlanta's Beloved Community through a fresh perspective as we study building names, street signs, wayfinding plaques, abandoned signs, and graffiti.

During the 1920s, Auburn Avenue was the commercial center of Black Atlanta. Fortune Magazine named it "The richest Negro street in America" in 1956. The center of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Auburn Avenue and preached on the street, which is now home to The King Center, founded by Coretta Scott King. We meet at the Eternal Flame across from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s crypt in the reflecting pool at The King Center. There is free parking at the MLK, Jr. National Historic Visitor Center parking lot which is across the street from the meeting place and accessed via John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to 10 AM.

The walk starts promptly on the hour. Wear comfortable shoes. This is a rain or shine event.

AIGA Atlanta Scholarship Fund

All proceeds from this event will go toward the AIGA Atlanta Scholarship Fund. This scholarship benefits minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the Atlanta metro area. Please consider donating toward this Fund in addition to your ticket purchase.

When & Where
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Eternal Flame by MLK Jr.'s Crypt
449 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312