African Americans -- Politics and government
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Series — Box 1-149
Scope and contents The First and second mayoral terms series documents Jackson’s ascension as the first African American mayor of Atlanta. Arranged in alphabetical order, this series chronicles Jackson’s political life between the years of 1973 and 1981. Notable achievements within this series include the formation of the city council, his efforts towards the revitalization of Atlanta’s neighborhoods, and mandating inclusion of Blacks in the city’s growing economic development. Major business deals Jackson...
Series — Box 1-162
Scope and contents The Third Term Series represents Jackson's final term as Mayor of Atlanta, during the years of 1989 to 1993; it is also the largest series in the collection. In the beginning of Jackson's third term, a Transitional Task Force was established to identify candidates for administrative appointments and staffing, the creation of departments, organizational structure and policy. Also during this term, Jackson was working diligently to bring the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games to Atlanta. This...
Series — Box 1-15
Scope and contents The Vice Mayoral series is a small series that provides a glimpse into Jackson’s introduction into political office, including his brief campaign for the U.S. Senate. Arranged alphabetically, this series documents his political career from 1968-1973. This series contains records pertaining to the various committees Jackson served on while Vice Mayor such as: the Police Committee; Zoning Committee; Aviation Committee; Water Committee; and Democratic National Committee. Correspondence from...