“At her cafe located just a few blocks from Sonny Lawson Park, Fathima Dickerson often serves meals to some of the people who live on the streets.
“For me, living and working in Five Points, that library, that park, have always had a history of homelessness,” says Dickerson, general manager of the Welton Street Cafe. The thirty-year-old restaurant at 2736 Welton Street is just up Welton from the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, which is located next to the park in the heart of Five Points.
But while homeless people have been hanging in the area for as long as Dickerson can remember, she’s still concerned about the possibility that homeless service providers and city officials will put a forty-person safe camping site on the plaza between the library and park.”
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McCormick- Cavanagh, Conor. Westword 16 September 2020.