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Street named to honor 53-year Atlanta minister

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council voted recently to rename a street in honor of Andrew J. Hairston, who has preached for the Simpson Street Church of Christ for 53 years.

Newport Street became Andrew J. Hairston Street in a ceremony paying tribute to the “caring support and integrity” of the longtime minister, civil rights leader, lawyer and judge.
Hairston’s 1961 move to Atlanta came at a crucial time in the city’s — and the nation’s — history. As the U.S. struggled with race and war, Hairston worked with some key figures of the Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King Jr.

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