The Pickrick Restaurant

Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, 1934-2000, undated
Title:
The Pickrick Restaurant
Date of Original:
1955
Subject:
Restaurants--Georgia--Atlanta
Waiters--Georgia--Atlanta
Waitresses--Georgia--Atlanta
Bus persons--Georgia--Atlanta
Cooks--Georgia--Atlanta
Interiors--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--1950-1960
Pickrick (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of the staff at the Pickrick, a restaurant on Hemphill Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia owned by businessman Lester Maddox
Lester Maddox was a politician and businessman from Atlanta. He served as Governor of Georgia from 1967-1971, and as Lieutenant Governor from 1971-1975. He ran unsuccessfully in two Atlanta mayoral races in 1957 and 1961. Maddox was the owner of the Pickrick Cafeteria, and gained national notoriety and recognition when he refused to integrate the restaurant.
Local Identifier:
VIS 105.06.08
ahc105006008a.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Maddox/id/47
Extent:
8 x 10 in. silver gelatin print
Original Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:

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