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Little 5 Points 1980s: "We Ain't Mad At Nobody"?

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“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Can anybody remember the little shop next to Wax-N-Fax in Little 5 Points, Atlanta called "We Ain't Mad At Nobody", run by a dour bearded hipppie type gentleman?

Online, I'm finding almost nothing so far for "we ain't mad at nobody" "little five points":

Louisa-
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-I'm blanking on the name of the club in Little Five points that was sort of across the street from the Star Bar ...... moreland, next to We Ain't Mad At Nobody? damn ...

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Nov 18, 2009 ... a tiny record store called Wax 'n Facts at Little Five Points in Atlanta, where the proprietor had hung a sign that said, "We ain't mad at nobody.

Seems a photograph of more wouldn't be out of the question. I used to live nearby, grocery shopped at Little 5 Points when there was even a Supermarket there. I was back up Moreland, across Ponce De Leon and in some apartments at "Briarcliff Court", circa 1981-82.

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GSU Special Collections

Atlanta, GA

#2 Dec 6, 2013
Will,

I work at Georgia State University's AJC photo archive. After scanning some Little 5 Points photos from the 80s, I came across your post when doing research. Currently, we have quite a few photos from that time frame online. See them here:

http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm... */field/all/mode/all/conn/and/ order/nosort/ad/asc/cosuppress /0.

I actually scanned an image of the "We Ain't Mad at Nobody" storefront. It will be online sometime this week. I am trying to get all of the information. What kind of company was this? What did they sell?
GSU Special Collections

Atlanta, GA

#3 Dec 6, 2013
That link doesn't work. Instead, go to http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm... and search "AJCNS1980-09-11-01* "

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#4 Dec 18, 2013
GSU Special Collections wrote:
That link doesn't work. Instead, go to http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm... and search "AJCNS1980-09-11-01* "
Thank you, really looking forward to this journey through the past.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#5 Apr 12, 2014
GSU Special Collections wrote:
Will,
I work at Georgia State University's AJC photo archive. After scanning some Little 5 Points photos from the 80s, I came across your post when doing research. Currently, we have quite a few photos from that time frame online. See them here:
http://digitalcollections.library.gsu.edu/cdm... */field/all/mode/all/conn/and/ order/nosort/ad/asc/cosuppress /0.
I actually scanned an image of the "We Ain't Mad with Nobody" storefront. It will be online sometime this week. I am trying to get all of the information. What kind of company was this? What did they sell?
Finally got back to this, and found the scan of the storefront!

I see now why I was having trouble finding inofrmation on the shop as the name is really We Ain't Mad With Nobody (Little Five Points, Atlanta, Georgia, September 19, 1980) not "at" as I misremembered it all these years.

The shop was sort of a "Curios" place, almost Twilight Zone in vibe.

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