Jackson, Maynard, 1938-2003
"Elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973, Maynard Jackson was the first African American to serve as mayor of a major southern city. Jackson served eight years and then returned for a third term in 1990, following the mayorship of Andrew Young. As a result of affirmative action programs instituted by Jackson in his first two terms, the portion of city business going to minority firms rose dramatically. A lawyer in the securities field, Jackson remained a highly influential force in city politics after leaving elected office. Before and during his third term, he worked closely with Young, Atlanta Olympics organizing committee chair Billy Payne, and others to bring the 1996 Olympic Games to Atlanta."--"Maynard Jackson (1938-2003)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 3, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- James W. Silver Collection (John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi))
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a reporter interviewing students about the future of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at Emory University while students vote about the future of the program, Atlanta, Georgia, 1970 May 25 (News)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of president Dwight D. Eisenhower making a public statement about the school integration crisis at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas from the White House in Washington, D.C., 1957 September 24 (News)