Find the Street: Hamilton E. Holmes Drive runs north to south in Southwest Atlanta from Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway to I-20.
Ivan Allen, Jr. Boulevard – Twice elected as the 52nd mayor of Atlanta, Ivan Allen Jr. is regarded as providing strong leadership in the city during the Civil Rights movement. He also was known as a founding member of The Commerce Club and the only white Southern politician who testified in support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 before Congress. Additionally, Allen Jr. served in World War II.
Find the Street: Ivan Allen, Jr. Boulevard runs east to west through downtown Atlanta from the Downtown Connector to Northside Drive, connecting traffic from the joined together interstate across the top of Centennial Olympic Park to the Georgia World Congress Center.
Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive – Jesse Hill, Jr. was a man who had a lot of firsts in his life. He was the first black president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the first black member of the Georgia Board of Regents, and the first black member of the Board of Directors for Rich's Department Store. He founded The Atlanta Inquirer, was a confidant to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and served as the CEO of Atlanta Life Insurance Company. During his lifetime, he was also the chairman of the board of directors for the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.
Find the Street: Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive runs north to south in Downtown Atlanta from John Wesley Dobbs Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Piedmont Avenue and the Downtown Connector.
John Wesley Dobbs Avenue – Frequently called the "unofficial Mayor of Auburn Avenue," John Wesley Dobbs started his political activism in the 1930s registering 10,000 black voters as a means of overcoming disenfranchisement. Dobbs founded the Atlanta Civic and Political League, and in 1946 co-founded the Atlanta Negro Voters League. A champion of his neighborhood, Dobbs successfully lobbied Atlanta's mayor, William Hartsfield, to integrate the Atlanta Police Department and install lighting along Auburn Avenue.
Dobbs' former home is located at 540 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. When you approach the home from the sidewalk, you can see Dobbs' name carved into the walkway.
Find the Street: John Wesley Dobbs Avenue runs East to West in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn and Downtown neighborhoods from Randolph Street to Irwin Street then continuing to west to Peachtree Street.
--Becca J.G. Godwin also contributed to this article.