0:00: In 1973, Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. was elected as the first African American mayor of Atlanta — and of any major southern city. This historic moment was viewed to be a turning point for black Atlantans. We speak with Michael Langford, regional vice president of the WestCare Foundation, about Jackson’s efforts to bring equity and equality to the city.
16:58: Former First Lady of Atlanta Valerie Jackson talks about her late husband, shares personal stories, and discusses Jackson’s connections with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
39:30: Maynard Jackson’s family was the driving force behind “Maynard,” an award-winning documentary released this year. Maynard Jackson III and Wendy Jacksonjoin us in studio to share their stories of Jackson’s life and legacy.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.