Column: Look closely to see area’s black history
by Thornton Kennedy
Columnist
04:41 PM, Wednesday, February 10
The people who preceded us here did a pretty good job of scrubbing certain elements of our past away. When someone asks about the history of Buckhead, it generally starts with Henry Irby and a tavern. The area’s history goes back much further obvi...

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