This Day in History Series

This Day in History: Alonzo Herndon Establishes Atlanta Mutual Life Association

Alonzo Herndon
Alonzo Herndon

Today is September 6th.  If we were to turn Atlanta’s clock back 108 years to this date in 1905, we’d witness the establishment of the Atlanta Mutual Life Association–an insurance organization created to serve the needs of the African American community.  

It was founded by former slave Alonzo Herndon.  Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn shares Herndon’s story with WABE’s Steve Goss…  

A conversation with Dr. Clifford Kuhn

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