Film Screening & Discussion

September 27


Elected as the first African-American mayor in the “City Too Busy to Hate,” Maynard Jackson believed in social, political, and economic inclusiveness; he greatly increased minority business participation, transforming Atlanta into one of the most progressive cities in the south and the nation. This film documents the groundbreaking leadership of Maynard Jackson who was elected to three terms and whose legacy stretched far beyond Atlanta in the course of his lifetime. Based upon interviews conducted by Shirley Franklin, Atlanta’s first female mayor, it traces Jackson’s contributions to social change through anecdotes and narratives from those who worked closely with him.

Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr.: Reflections on His Legacy