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Identify this photograph

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Judge Clinton E. Deveaux

Emmaus House was what that was about. There was a food bank that was based here, the Welfare Rights program was based here, the Poverty Rights office was based here, the school programs, after-school programs, there was a daycare program here for kids. Read more »

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We are advocates for poor people

Muriel Lokey Papers, courtesy of Atlanta History Center.We are advocates for poor people. Muriel Lokey Papers, courtesy of Atlanta History Center. Read more »

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Jeanne Brown

And so Muriel Lokey, Ann’s mom, called my mother, Johnnie Brown, and said, “There’s this new project from the Episcopal church, and we need volunteers, and I’m a volunteer. Would you like to come and volunteer?” And so Mother said yes. Read more »

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Johnnie Brown

I think a part of the underlying purpose [of Emmaus House] was that we would make everything available for any citizen and available for the neighbors of Emmaus House. And to change laws, place pressure in the right places – all that was the underlying purpose. And, in the midst of all of this, were the social programs that helped to give children the idea that, “yes they could.” Read more »

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Charles “Tony” Foster

Some of them just relocated. Some of them moved, where I don’t know. There were a lot of elderly people back then so lot of them just passed on and their family just went their way. They basically took people’s houses. I’m just being honest with you. Read more »

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Margaret Griggs

Margaret GriggsSee I don’t know what Father gets me into, get me into something. And he the one got me into that running for the [Atlanta] School Board. I was sitting here tending to my own business, the phone rang, he on the other end and says, “Margaret.” I said, “Father, yes, what do you want?” Because I know there’s something up. He said, “Oh, don’t you want to run for the school board?” I said, “Do what?” He said, “Don’t you want to run for the school board?” I said, “Not necessarily.” Read more »

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Vandora Scott

It took a while for people to get used to Father Ford not being here, because he had been here so long. But, the amazing thing is that it still continued after he left. I kind of got enamored with Father Ford. But what I learned from Father Ford is that it is not the person. You don’t come here for the minister. You come here and find what it is you [need] to do, because that’s what happened when he left. A couple of people did leave, but we realized that it’s not about him. Read more »

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