This week we are celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr at The Municipal Market. Please come by and visit to see how far we have grown. We will be open from 8a-6p on Monday, Jan 20th.
HERE IS AN EXCERPT FROM OUR HISTORY
The Municipal Market quickly earned the affectionate nickname Sweet Auburn Curb Market, partly for the neighborhood that formed around it due to prevailing Jim Crow laws, and partly because blacks were only permitted to sell from stalls lining the curb. At that time, Atlanta was still living under racial segregation; although blacks were permitted to shop alongside whites inside the market, only whites were allowed to sell from shops inside the market.
Ward, Beth (April 26, 2017). “At The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, History Is Also On The Menu”. WABE. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
Shimabukuro, Mary (November 6, 2016). “The Sweet Auburn Curb Market”. The History of Our Streets. Georgia State University. Retrieved November 15, 2019.