Archie Byron is an American artist who was born in 1928. Archie Byron has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Shrine and at the Speed Art Museum. There have been many articles about Archie Byron, including ‘High Museum of Art Receives 54 Artworks from Souls Grown Deep Foundation’ written for ARTFIXdaily in 2017. Archie Byron was a childhood playmate of Martin Luther King Jr., but never marched with him during the civil rights era, stating that he would not do so unless he could carry his shotgun. He founded the first African American-owned private-investigator firm in the United States. Following King’s assassination, the King family hired Byron’s firm as bodyguards. From 1981 to 1990, Byron served as a member of the Atlanta City Council.

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