Nellie Peters Black

The legacy of women's influence in Atlanta earliest history is not always tangible. There's no downtown office building, no company that still bears their name - but even in those patriarchal, religious, and societal confines, Nellie Peter Black was able to serve our city and state throughout most of her life. Descendant of a prominent Atlanta family, she lived with the true desire to help those in need - starting the first mission in Atlanta, organizing the first free hospital and helping to establish free kindergarten. If there was a club or organization in the city, Nellie was probably at the head. 

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