The “Beloved Community.” The term, and the vision it represents, was made popular by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the height of the civil rights movement. In many of his speeches, Dr. King spoke about its meaning - a world where poverty, hunger and homelessness would not exist and where racism, bigotry, prejudice and discrimination would be replaced by love and brotherhood.
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Patrick Lewis’ mornings look starkly different than they did just four years ago. As he bundles up for the brisk morning air and makes the quick trek through his backyard, he cranks up the space heater in his studio shed and gets to work.
Batter up! With opening day right around the corner, baseball fans are eagerly awaiting the crack of the bat, the smell of freshly cut grass and the taste of peanuts, hot dogs and, in some cases, Chick-fil-A. For fans in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Houston, there’s another reason to love going to the stadium: the food, and we hope you’ve saved room for Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwiches.
Atlanta’s Westside is a community as rich with history as it is with heart. In its prime, the Westside and its neighborhoods were home to many of the nation’s famed civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maynard Jackson and Julian Bond. The peaceful protests that characterized the civil rights movement and changed the course of history were planned right here in this community.
On Nov. 24, 1967, Truett Cathy altered the “fast food” landscape forever when the first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall, an idea as original as his Chicken Sandwich.
The corner of Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is pretty much Main and Main for the civil rights movement in Atlanta. It’s at this intersection that leaders like Joseph E. Boone, Ralph David Abernathy and Andrew Young lived, worked and planned the protests and marches that would shape the country. It’s also the location of the newest Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta.