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East Point, communicating a sense of place, community pride and heritage, while providing for a successful business and
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Downtown Flashback Feature

Each month, the East Point Historical Society provides an article for the "Flashback Feature" for the Downtown Newsletter. Each article highlights a piece of East Point's vibrant history. More information about East Point's history is available at the East Point Historical Society located at 1685 Norman Berry Drive, East Point, GA 30344. You can contact them at (404) 767-4656 or visit All "Flashback Features" will be archived on the website and can be accessed at any time.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Reflect on the many contributions of African Americans in East Point, from the earliest settlements in the 1830s through the Civil War, emancipation, industrialization and the modern era, you can learn about these contributions through the collections and exhibits at the East Point Historical Society. Below are some highlights from the exhibit. Many more photographs, family histories and oral histories on African American life in East Point have been collected and made available in easy access formats at the Historical Society. A master’s thesis on the East Washington neighborhood, excerpts from city council minutes and city directories related to African Americans, and a black history chronology are available, just to name a few.

Charles barlow
Charles Barlow is a long-time resident, President of the East Washington Neighborhood Association and board member of the Historical Society. He has prepared a new exhibit there that features East Point’s African American citizens and neighborhoods.
Jennie Armstrong
Jennie Armstrong was over 100 years old at her death in 1964. It is said that she recalled the burning of Atlanta during the Civil War.

East Point Historical Society
1685 Norman Berry Drive, East Point, GA East Point Historical Society

Museum & Archives
Free Admission
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Thursdays 1 - 4pm ~ Saturdays 11am - 3pm
Phone: 404-767-4656
Hercules Power
As industries were established along the railroad tracks, employment opportunities became available for men such as this group at the Hercules Powder Company. Soon thereafter, residences, churches and businesses were created nearby.
Walker Funeral home East point Black america Series
By 1938, Annie Mae and H.C.Walker had established a funeral home in their residence in the East Washington neighborhood that operated there for more than 40 years. In 2001, local residents with the help of the City and EPHS sponsored an African American Homecoming and published a book entitled Black America Series: East Point, Georgia by noted historian Herman “Skip” Mason, Jr. Purchase at EPHS

East Point Historical Society
Learn more about East Point history and see first hand the collection of artifacts, photographs, maps and records that further illustrate East Point’s history. Visit the East Point Historical Society at 1685 Norman Berry Drive. Museum & Archives - Free Admission - Free Parking
- Thursdays 1 - 4 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Phone: 404-767-4656