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From hundreds to thousands to tens of thousands, Freaknik grew, but during its first decade, almost all white Atlantans—and many black Atlantans over the age of 40—were oblivious. Then came Freaknik 1993.
The Atlanta Street Food Festival is the biggest gathering of food trucks in the Southeast. While the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival brings together renowned local chefs such as Kevin Rathbun and Ford Fry, the former is a decidedly more democratic culinary affair.
The Negro Building was the first designated space, since Emancipation, for the showcase of African-American achievement in a white-dominated setting. Without it, the Exposition committee could have not received federal backing, and those funds appropriated from Congress, are what helped make the fair an international success.