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Maynard Jackson

Maynard Jackson

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Reprinted with permission from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1980.

Who was Maynard Jackson?

Maynard Jackson was a groundbreaking Atlanta mayor. Born in Dallas, Texas, to a family with deep roots in Atlanta, Jackson’s major achievements as mayor included increasing minority business contracts with the city and hosting the 1996 Olympics.

Continue reading about Maynard Jackson in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

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