Looking back on the legacy of Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson

Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson governing at city hall in 1975. (Courtesy of Atlanta History Center)

Sunday marks 21 years since the passing of Maynard Jackson, the first Black mayor of Atlanta. His history-making time in office ran from 1974 to 1982, and again from 1990 to 1994.

On this episode of “Closer Look with Rose Scott,” we look back on how people recalled his vision for the city. Hear from those who knew him best, including Jackson’s widow and the Former First Lady of Atlanta, Valerie Jackson, about the statesman and his history-making time in office.