Atlanta Business Reporter Maria Saporta Remembers Herman Russell

The late Herman Russell.
The late Herman Russell.
Credit / H.J. Russell and Company

Atlanta businessman Herman Russell passed away Saturday at the age of 83.

Russell was a pioneering African-American business leader, who forged partnerships with Atlanta’s white business community during a time of racial discrimination.

Atlanta business reporter, and family friend of Russell, Maria Saporta, wrote a tribute to him after hearing of his death. Here, she talks with WABE’s Martha Dalton about Russell’s legacy. 

Hear Maria Saporta remembering Atlanta business leader Herman Russell.

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