Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era
Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era

Maynard Jackson in Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era

Maynard Jackson (1938 - 2003) was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, and the first black mayor of any major southern city.

Elected mayor in 1973, Maynard Jackson worked to reduce unemployment and utilize affirmative action policies to improve the socioeconomic status of Atlanta's black communities.

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