The People’s Mayor Maynard Jackson

July 1, 2013

The People’s Mayor: Maynard Jackson and the Politics of Transformation traveling exhibition offers visitors an engaging journey through biographical and historical highlights of Jackson’s mayoral career. Upon winning the election for mayor of Atlanta in October 1973, Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. became not only the youngest mayor of a major southern city but also the first African American.  A dynamic and dedicated politician, Jackson transformed city government, revolutionized both labor and neighborhood relations, raised the profile of the city, and galvanized the communities of Atlanta. He served two consecutive terms and then returned for a third term in 1990.

The ten-panel exhibition features select materials from the Maynard Jackson Mayoral Administrative Records rarely seen by the public, including official proclamations, correspondence, and photographs. Also included in the exhibition is a video featuring archival news footage of Jackson. The People’s Mayor: Maynard Jackson and the Politics of Transformation is available for loan.

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