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A Light on Peachtree: A History of the Atlanta Woman’s Club

By author: Anne B. JonesForeword by: Jimmy & Rosalynn CarterPhotographs by: Aryc W. Mosher
Product Code: H838
ISBN: 9780881462753
Product Format: Hardback
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00

The Atlanta Woman’s Club has steered the development and identity of Atlanta since 1895. Headquartered in the elegant and historic Wimbish House on Peachtree Street, the club symbolizes both a vibrant past and continuing hope for this unique Southern city. Through their affiliation with the Georgia and General Federation of Women’s Clubs, members have helped improve the quality of life in Atlanta, the South, and the world in the fields of politics, human rights, poverty, the arts, education, health, conservation and the understanding of international affairs. As educational advocates, they worked to set the foundation of the Atlanta Public Kindergarten system and Georgia’s public library system. Along with other Georgia Federation of Women's Club members, the Atlanta Woman's Club has had a monumental impact on the development of Tallulah Falls School, one of the top-rated preparatory schools in the country, which draws students from all over the world. They helped establish the first farmers’ market in metro Atlanta and were instrumental in promoting the acquisition of a landing field and the building of what is now Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Few are aware of the club’s enormous effect on its community and state, or its ties to the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs (GaFWC) and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), both of which have been a major force in the history of Georgia and the nation. A Light on Peachtree: A History of the Atlanta Woman’s Club is the story of the remarkable efforts and accomplishments of the Atlanta Woman’s Club from 1895 to present time.
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Review by: Karen Bacheller, Atlanta Women's Club, President 2010–2012 - November 16, 2011
"Anne Jones captures the history and spirit of the Atlanta Woman's Club and its place in the story of this great city, along with pictures that stir both memories and pride."

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