This map will take you on a three mile self-guided street art and mural walking tour of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. Your tour route is the red line. The table below the map is arranged in order according to the tour route. Just so you know, the tour route does not end close to the starting point.
Reverend Ralph David Abernathy Sr. Abernathy was a friend and associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was instrumental in organizing the Montgomery bus boycott, and was president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Click Here to learn more about Ralph David Abernathy. RDA starts at Westview Cemetery and is the main artery through the business districts of the historic WestView and West End neighborhoods. Be sure to stop for some vegan soul food at the Slutty Vegan in Westview. You might also want to catch up on your shopping at the Mall West End.
Street Art in the Neighborhood
The street art murals along RDA are not just aesthetic, they convey an uplifting and socially conscious message. Must see examples include Fabian William’s ghostly portrayal of Ahmaud Arbery and Neka King’s homage to John Lewis, C.T. Vivian, and Joseph E. Lowery. Also, you will also see a thank you to first responders by Joseph McKinney. But RDA also has a few artworks just for fun such as Ashley Dopson’s depiction of several enthusiastic dogs at the West End Animal Wellness Center. When you see the quirky art by Lotus Eaters Club at Westview Corner Grocery you cant help but smile. Incidentally, the Atlanta Street Art Map website offers several other self-guided walking tours. To visit the tours page: Click Here.