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The original Atlanta Life Insurance Company building at 148 Auburn Avenue has sat empty, its windows boarded up, for nearly 40 years. Now, a new portrait series, “Windows Speak,” aims to honor the individuals who built the company, including its founder Alonzo Herndon, Atlanta’s first black millionaire. Located in the middle of the Sweet Auburn Historic District, across the street from the Atlanta Daily World building and one block up from the Royal Peacock and […]
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) Henrietta Phillips Antoinin figured she’d grow up to be a teacher. “That was the only job I thought was available for young black women,” she said. During the 1950s and 60s, blacks were fighting for equality and access to jobs was limited. After a temp job at the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, she was determined to become a permanent employee. “Knowing that I worked for a company, for a man who was […]
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