Bankhead, Atlanta

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Atlanta, Georgia Neighborhood
Maddox Park
Bankhead is located in Atlanta
Coordinates: 33°46′18″N 84°25′09″W / 33.77155°N 84.41918°W / 33.77155; -84.41918
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Bankhead is a neighborhood located west of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. It is surrounded by Grove Park to the west, Washington Park and Hunter Hills to the south. To the east and northeast are Hills Park, Knight Park, English Avenue and Blandtown. It is also flanked by Rockdale to the northwest. At its center is MARTA's Bankhead station and the city's Maddox Park. The neighborhood schools are The B.E.S.T. Academy, Grove Park Elementary, A.D. Williams Elementary School, Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, Alfred Blalock Elementary School, and Frederick Douglass High School.

The neighborhood's name comes from Bankhead Highway, a thoroughfare that has since been renamed the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway (for a famed civil rights attorney who lived near Bankhead in the nearby affluent and historic Collier Heights neighborhood).

The boundaries of Bankhead are Jefferson Street to the north (a few blocks North of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway), Joseph E. Boone Blvd to the south, Joseph E. Lowery Blvd to the east and Chappell Rd to the west.


Bankhead is also the former home to artists T.I.,[1][2] Young Dro,[3] P$C, Dem Franchize Boyz,[2] Shop Boyz, and D4L,[2] Shawty Lo also claims he is from Bankhead in the Bowen Homes housing projects which is located in the Brookview Heights neighborhood.

The 1990s Bankhead Bounce dance, performed by Michael Jackson at the 1995 MTV Music Video Awards, was named after the neighborhood.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Meadows-Ingram, Benjamin (August 2007), "Me, Myself and I", Vibe, pp. 80–89, retrieved February 14, 2014
  2. ^ a b c d Hess, Mickey (2009). Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide. ABC-CLIO. p. 469. ISBN 9780313343216.
  3. ^ Sarig, Roni (2007). Third Coast: Outkast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing. Da Capo Press. ISBN 9780306816475.
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