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The Brawn of the Black Mecca and the Black New South: Maynard Jackson, Racial Symbolism, and Economic Realities

Maurice J. Hobson

in The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635354
eISBN:
9781469635378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635354.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 focuses on the emergence of a feisty black lawyer named Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr., who became Atlanta’s first black Vice-Mayor and subsequently Atlanta’s first black mayor. Jackson’s ... More


The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Maurice J. Hobson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635354
eISBN:
9781469635378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635354.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname “the black Mecca.” Atlanta’s long ... More


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