Neighborhood Union (Atlanta, Ga.)

Hide Profile

The Neighborhood Union, an African American service organization, was organized in Atlanta, Georgia in 1908 under the leadership of Lugenia Burns Hope. Adopting the motto "Thy Neighbor as Thyself," the union proclaimed its mission to build playgrounds, clubs, and neighborhood centers; to develop a spirit of comradeship among neighbors; to promote child welfare; to impart a sense of cultural heritage; to abolish slums and vice; and to improve the overall moral quality of the community. To carry out its work, the city was divided into zones, led by zone chairpersons, district directors, and neighborhood presidents and supervised by a board of directors and a board of managers. The Neighborhood Union disbanded in the mid 1960's, giving a portion of its land to the Fulton County Board of Health which, in return, built and staffed the Neighborhood Union Health Center.

From the description of Lugenia Burns Hope files, 1908-1933. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38477416

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Neighborhood Union (Atlanta, Ga.). Lugenia Burns Hope files, 1908-1933. Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlanta (Ga.)
Mississippi River Valley
African Americans
African American social workers
Disaster relief
Social service
Social work with African Americans
World War, 1914-1918
Women social reformers
Young Women's Christian associations

Corporate Body

Active 1908

Active 1933

Related Descriptions


Ark ID: w6f27kbq

SNAC ID: 64278371