Atlanta Inquirer

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Image capture, The Atlanta Inquirer Former Headquarters (947 MLK Jr. Drive), Google Maps, December 2018. The building is was formerly the home of the Calhoun Family, grandparents of singer and Civil Rights activist Lena Horne. 

Although the building at 947 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive stood before 1960, it assumed a new purpose in that year as the headquarters of The Atlanta Inquirer, the second Black newspaper published in Atlanta. Its purpose was to function as a direct response to the Atlanta Daily World, whose subject matter was seen as more conservative. Followers of the Atlanta Student Movement, including Charlayne Hunter-Gault, believed that there should be a newspaper accurately and sufficiently covering their protests. The Atlanta Inquirer mission statement, “To Seek out the truth and report it impartially without Fear or Favor” clearly communicated an insistence on accuracy and social justice. 

Selection of Newspaper Front Pages, The Atlanta Inquirer, July 31, 1960 - March 13, 1965 
UGA Main Library Microforms