The People's Mayor: Maynard Jackson and the Politics of Transformation
A Traveling Exhibition on Display March 23 through February 19, 2012 at AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library
Visiting the Exhibition
|Monday-Thursday||9:00 AM to 7:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Saturday*||Noon to 6:00 PM|
|Sundays and Holidays*||Closed|
|*Please note that exhibit hours may be adjusted for academic exam periods, interim and summer sessions.|
|Woodruff Library will be closed from December 17, 2011 through January 3, 2012.|
Maynard Jackson Mayoral
Comprised of approximately 300 linear feet, the more than 560 document boxes of Maynard Jackson Mayoral Administrative Records span the years 1968 to 1994, including his term as vice mayor and three terms as mayor of Atlanta. The collection contains photographs, speeches, correspondence, reports, news clippings and proclamations documenting Jackson’s mayoral leadership. Noteworthy items in the collection are related to the development of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), and Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport. There are also materials related to the Atlanta Child Murders and the planning that led to the city’s winning bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympics. To learn more, explore the collection finding aid.
“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 rarely seen by the public, including official proclamations, correspondence, and photographs. On display are artifacts and memorabilia celebrating the expansion of the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport as well as a 1988 Olympic Torch presented to Jackson. 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 beginning in January 2012.
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