New article by Kelundra Smith

Photographer Lydia A. Harris gives historic Collier Heights a close-up, at Hammonds House

Lydia Harris: Valley Heart Drive in Collier Heights.

Mid-century brick ranch and split-level homes like those in northwest Atlanta’s Collier Heights can be found across the city and surrounding suburbs.

But Collier Heights is special: It was the first Atlanta neighborhood developed, designed, built and inhabited by black people. During its heyday, it was home to many of Atlanta’s distinguished leaders, among them Martin Luther King, Sr., Ralph David Abernathy, Donald Lee Hollowell and construction magnate Herman J. Russell.

– See more at: http://www.artsatl.com/2015/06/photographer-lydia-harris/#sthash.Djl9mOqx.dpuf

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