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September 8, 2021 

                    

           

MARTA ARTBOUND TO UNVEIL PERMANENT MURAL CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DR. HAMILTON E. HOLMES

 

ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) public art program Artbound, along with the family of Dr. Hamilton E. Holmes will dedicate a mural and graphic display celebrating his life and accomplishments at H.E. Holmes rail station on Monday, Sept. 13, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. 

The mural was painted by local artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou and will be accompanied by historical text courtesy of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and photos from the Holmes family.

What:             Dr. Hamilton E. Holmes mural and graphic display dedication

                        Music provided by Don Moors

                        Light refreshments will be served

                        Masks are required              

 

When:             Monday, Sept. 13

                        2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Where:            H.E. Holmes Station

                        70 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. NW

                        Atlanta, Ga. 30311

 

Who:               MARTA General Manager & CEO Jeffrey Parker

                       Family of Dr. Hamilton E. Holmes

                       Elected officials                                            

A native Atlantan, Holmes was one of the first two African American students admitted to the University of Georgia and the first African American student to attend Emory University School of Medicine. He practiced orthopedic medicine in Atlanta, later becoming a professor and associate dean at Emory and medical director and head orthopedic surgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital.

                            

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