1. 50 years ago today, Herren’s Restaurant was the first restaurant in Atlanta to voluntarily desegregate. This evening, Georgia State University’s Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality presents a commemorative “Evening at Herren’s,” an event benefiting the School of Hospitality’s Culinary Learning Center. 

    Here’s a shot of Herren’s (on the left) in 1956, courtesy Atlanta Time Machine

     
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    photo from Georgia State University
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    Standard Building a la 1956, just behind Herrens. Love this dudes blog.
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    Okay, can we just take a moment to deeply inhale and realize that 50 years ago was not that long ago? Like, my parents...
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