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West End Generations

The past and future of RDA’s Black-owned businesses

Canopy Atlanta & ELEVATE 2020
December 17, 2020

In partnership with ELEVATE 2020, Canopy Atlanta hosted this conversation on 10/10/2020 about the legacy of Black-owned businesses in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, featuring Thomas Portis Jr. of Benjamin Moore/Southwest Paint—a store that’s been around since the 1970s—and John Onwuchekwa of Portrait Coffee, a new shop based in West End.

More than 50 West End community members helped choose this story’s topic through listening conversations and meetings this past spring and summer. Learn more about how we produced this issue, and help us tell more stories by donating.

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