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Best Piece of History Lost 

There was a time when breakfast at PASCHAL'S RESTAURANT was at the center of black political power in Atlanta. Not only was it where Maynard Jackson plotted his campaign to become the first black mayor of Atlanta, but it's where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and friends planned the march from Selma to Alabama. The soul food restaurant, which opened its Atlanta University Center location in 1959, became known as "the kitchen of the Civil Rights Movement." But it became a victim of historical success. Black business owners, no longer constrained to segregated areas of the city, moved to more profitable locales, meaning that shops along the southwest Atlanta strip closed. Earlier this year, Clark Atlanta University announced plans to demolish the building to make room for new dorms on the hallowed ground.
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