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dc.contributor.authorCritchfield, Mary Dudley
dc.description.abstractThe story of black neighborhoods and business districts is vital to a complete understanding of the history of Athens, Georgia. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, a strong network of educational, medical, entertainment and religious resources drew African-Americans into a close-knit community. Black-owned businesses, churches, and newspapers flourished. Hot Corner, at the intersections of Hull and Washington Streets in downtown Athens and the nearby Hancock Corridor were centers of African-American life during segregation, and continue to stand as strongholds in Athens' black community. Despite their historic significance, these areas have not been fully recognized for their heritage potential. This thesis aims to create a framework through which sites of memory in Athens' African-American community can be demarcated and interpreted. The design portion includes recommendations for a commemorative walk and interpretive center for Hot Corner and an Athens African-American Heritage Trail.
dc.rightsOn Campus Only
dc.subjectAthens African-American History
dc.subjectHot Corner
dc.subjectBlack Heritage Tourism
dc.subjectPreservation and Memory
dc.titleLes lieux de memoire
dc.title.alternativeSites of memory
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorPratt Cassity
dc.description.committeePratt Cassity
dc.description.committeeMary Anne Akers
dc.description.committeeDerrick Alridge
dc.description.committeeJeanee Cyriaque

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