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Maynard Jackson (1938–2003)

Maynard Jackson was the son of a minister, Maynard Jackson, Sr. and a college professor, Irene Dobbs Jackson. Although born in Texas, he spent much of his youth growing up in his mother's native Atlanta. He became the first Black mayor of Atlanta at the age of thirty-five, making him the first Black mayor of a major city in the Deep South, and one... See full bio »

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Greased Lightning
King Wallace Whitmore
(1978) Himself
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream Himself (interviews)


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 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Wallace Whitmore
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... Wallace Whitmore
 1977 Greased Lightning
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 1979 The Visitor (grateful acknowledgement: for their helpful assistance without which this film could never have been made - as Mr. Maynard Jackson Mayor of the City of Atlanta)
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 2001 (Documentary)
 2000 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Hank Aaron (2000) ... Himself
 1995 Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (Documentary)
Himself (interviews)
 1993 The Les Brown Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 November 1993 (1993) ... Himself
 1991 The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards (TV Special)
 1990 Eyes on the Prize (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Atlanta Mayor
- The Keys to the Kingdom: 1974-1980 (1990) ... Himself - Atlanta Mayor
 1986 The Making of 'Black Mayors' (TV Special documentary)
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 2004 The Fabulous Fox (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Showtime Looks at 1981 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Atlanta Mayor

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Alternate Names:

Mr. Maynard Jackson Mayor of the City of Atlanta | Maynard Jackson Jr.

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 269-271. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007. See more »



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