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Photograph of the Atlanta University Quartet, Atlanta, Georgia, 1894

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@ Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

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A black and white photograph of the Atlanta University Quartet in 1894 with (Third from Left) George A. Towns and James Weldon Johnson. George A. Towns recieved degrees from Atlanta University and Harvard University and later taught at Atlanta University. He was also an officer of the NAACP. James Weldon Johnson later became a well-known poet and civil rights activist. He was also affiliated with the NAACP. Atlanta University opened on October 13, 1869. The University offered training for African American students of all ages including kindergarten, grade school, normal, industrial, academy and college.

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Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

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Digital Library of Georgia