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Maynard Jackson Jr, became Atlanta's first black mayor in 1973. Raised in the segregated and confederate South, he became the Father of Affirmative Action and transformed ATL into a progressive and world class city.

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Samuel D. Pollard
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Credited cast:
Al Sharpton ... Himself
Andrew Young ... Himself
Maynard H. Jackson III Maynard H. Jackson III ... Himself
Elaine Alexander Elaine Alexander ... Herself
Vernon Jordan Vernon Jordan ... Himself
Valerie Amanda Jackson Valerie Amanda Jackson ... Herself
Elizabeth J. Hodges Elizabeth J. Hodges ... Herself
Bunnie Jackson Ransom Bunnie Jackson Ransom ... Herself
Donata Russell Ross Donata Russell Ross ... Herself
Carol Ann Miller Carol Ann Miller ... Herself
Miles Alexander Miles Alexander ... Himself
Bill Campbell Bill Campbell ... Himself
Brooke Jackson Edmond Brooke Jackson Edmond ... Herself
Howie Hodges Howie Hodges ... Himself
Alexandra Jackson Alexandra Jackson ... Herself
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Maynard Jackson Jr, became Atlanta's first black mayor in 1973. Raised in the segregated and confederate South, he became the Father of Affirmative Action and transformed ATL into a progressive and world class city.

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The Obama before Obama

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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Auburn Avenue Films See more »
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Color
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The New South
15 June 2018 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

Some great men are made, others rise to the occasion. In Maynard, you discover a man who was in a hurry to change the course of history. It is more about than a story of one of Atlanta's most iconic figures. It is a story about a city that was wrangled to do the right thing. Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first black mayor refused to follow the traditional role of city mayors. He sought change for a better tomorrow. His forward thinking has led to many of the things Atlantans take for granted today. A bustling airport, a link to the interstate highway system and a quality of life enriched by arts and culture. He died too soon but this movie will ensure we never forget this great man. Provocative movie that highlights the beauty of public service. I saw it as part of the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival. Dr. Wilson Triviño


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