Atlanta’s Racial Segregation Wall – Peyton and Harlan Racial Road Barricades

Atlanta’s Racial Segregation Wall – Peyton and Harlan Racial Road Barricades

Two road barricades were erected on December 18, 1962 on Peyton Road and Harlan Road, in southwest Atlanta, at the direction of Atlanta’s Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., and Atlanta’s board of aldermen. This was to discourage African American citizens from purchasing homes in adjacent all-white neighborhoods of Peyton Forest and Cascade Heights.

The barricades remained until March 1, 1963 when they were ordered removed by a Superior Court judge.

Here are just a few historical newspaper articles during this era of American Apartheid (Jim Crow).

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December 18, 1962

December 19, 1962

December 19, 1962

December 19, 1962

December 20, 1962

December 20, 1962

December 20, 1962

December 20, 1962

December 27, 1962

January 4, 1963

January 8, 1963

March 2, 1963

March 27, 1963

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