Thursday, February 4 at 7 p.m., SFA partners with the Atlanta History Center for a screening and panel discussion of The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, a documentary film by Katie King, who earned her M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi last spring.
The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, located a block off Auburn Avenue in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, is the city’s only Municipal Market. The almost century-old market was created in the ashes of the Great Fire of 1917, and built in the then epicenter of the city to serve as many citizens as possible. The space has long been a source of fresh food, tradition, and community in Atlanta.
This short film speaks with a variety of people who grew up in the market and still frequent the space—including vendors, employees, and customers—about what the market was like in decades past, how it has changed, and how it remains the same.
After the screening, filmmaker Katie King will be joined on stage by Melissa Booth Hall, Assistant Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and vendors from the Sweet Auburn Curb Market to discuss its importance to the city of Atlanta past and present.
Admission for all lectures is $5 members, $10 nonmembers, and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted. Reservations are required. Please call 404.814.4150 or reserve tickets online here.