Georgia Tech Statement Regarding Pickrick Restaurant
Posted February 5, 2009 | Atlanta, GA
Statement by Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing, James Fetig: "The building that housed the Pickrick and the area surrounding it look significantly different than they did when it was a functioning restaurant, and do not communicate the true meaning of what happened there. After considerable reflection and consultation, Georgia Tech plans for this historic site to become a special place of contemplation as a green space often frequented by large numbers of students. We hope that more can be learned through an interactive Web site and by designing an area around the historical marker to encourage visitors to stop and reflect on the struggle for civil rights and the importance of equality in American society."