Remembering Maynard Jackson Former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson passed away on June 23, at 65. He was the first black mayor of a major Southern city. NPR's Tavis Smiley looks back at Jackson's life, and highlights the contributions Maynard made to the civil rights movement and to the city of Atlanta.
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Remembering Maynard Jackson

Former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson passed away on June 23, at 65. He was the first black mayor of a major Southern city. NPR's Tavis Smiley looks back at Jackson's life, and highlights the contributions Maynard made to the civil rights movement and to the city of Atlanta.