The Herndon Home Museum
The Herndons, one of the most prominent Black families in Atlanta’s history, sharply reflect the city’s distinctive development as a center for Black business, education, and culture. From Alonzo Herndon’s rise from slavery to leadership in the Black business community, the Herndons are unique resource of local and national significance in the interpretation of Black struggle and achievement.
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000, The Herndon Home is a lasting tribute to the hard work and talent of the Herndon Family. The Herndon Home opened as a tour museum in 1983.
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MURAL SALUTES THE MISSING HISTORIES OF ADRIENNE McNEIL HERNDON AND WESTSIDE ATLANTA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Deisha Millar, Bang! Arts Media Deisha@bangarts.com 404-663-3833 January 9, 2018 – Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta artist, Charmaine Minniefield has been commissioned by DoSomething.org, Hands On Atlanta and Spelman College to create a mural on the newly …Read more »
Atlanta, Ga., October 27, 2017 – The Georgia Historical Society unveiled a new historical marker as part of the Georgia Civil Rights Trail this week recognizing Alonzo Herndon, barber, entrepreneur, and founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Speakers for the dedication included Vince Dooley, Chairman of the Georgia Historical Society Board …Read more »