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Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's Success Story

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Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's Success Story

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's Success Story

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin's Success Story

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Of the South's newly thriving cities, few have risen from the ashes of economic and political crisis as quickly as Atlanta — due in large part to its mayor, Shirley Franklin. She is not only the first woman ever to hold that office in Atlanta, but also the first African-American woman to run a large city south of the Mason-Dixon line.

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