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A Look Back

By Ann Boutwell Feb. 2, 1896: James Tate, born a slave in Elberton County, was a successful Auburn Avenue merchant by 1896. During the 1860s, after settling in Atlanta, he became an entrepreneur and is regarded by many as a major innovator of successful black business in Atlanta. At his death in 1897, Tate was […]