A Light on Peachtree: A History of the Atlanta Woman's Club
By: Anne B. Jones (author)Hardback
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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 symbolises 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 is a vested owner of Tallulah Falls School, one of the most esteemed college preparatory private schools in the country. 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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