Atlanta Vice Mayor Maynard Jackson campaigning downtown for mayor on election day 1973.
The mayoral election of 1973 came down to a run-off held on October 16th. That evening Maynard Jackson became Atlanta’s first African American mayor - winning with 59% of the votes.
Photo taken for Atlanta-Journal Constitution’s fashion section. 1954
Just strutting down the street in downtown Atlanta. Yeah, the ladies took notice.
Union generals select from the finest homes in Atlanta for their headquarters - all left vacant. General John White Geary, an ardent abolitionist, moves into a huge mansion called The Terraces. It is the home of a successful businessman Edward Rawson. A native of Vermont, he is one of Atlanta’s secret Union sympathizers.
Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Atlanta History Center commemorate the 150th anniversary of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 march into Georgia with the original series, “37 Weeks: Sherman on the March.”
January 31, 1966, (Left to right) unidentified man, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, Coretta Scott King, and Juanita Abernathy with unidentified residents of Vine City neighborhood in Atlanta while protesting the substandard housing in that area.
On October 14, 1964, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He received the award for his commitment to nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement and his leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
See his acceptance speech, given on December 10, 1964 in Olso, Norway, on the Official Nobel Peace Prize website: http://bit.ly/ZBnJKC
View of cheerleaders and football players running onto the field before a football game between the University of Tennessee and Georgia Institute of Technology at Grant Field. c. 1966
Georgia School of Technology was founded on October 13, 1885. Sixty-three years later it became the Georgia Institute of Technology.
View of pilot Charles Lindbergh in a car with an unidentified military officer at Candler Field
On October 11, 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed The Spirit of St. Louis at Candler Field just months after having completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic. Lindbergh then paraded through downtown, where thousands gathered to catch a glimpse of the famous pilot.
"The House of Bargains" - the 1940s version of the dollar store? All about that deal!
c. 1940 - View of a commercial section of Decatur Street and Bell Street near downtown Atlanta. Later cleared to build Grady Homes.
Hard at work in the Atlanta Journal office c. 1952. Bet they’re all secretly, not so secretly, counting down to 5 pm, Friday!
View of Jimmy Carter, when governor of Georgia, with his daughter Amy at an Atlanta Hawks game in the Omni, February 1974. What a good little reader!
Jimmy Carter was born on October 1, 1924. Since that day he has served as Georgia’s governor, president of the United States, and humanitarian to the world. What a guy!
View of the Woman’s Building, which stood in Piedmont Park near Atlanta, Georgia during the Cotton States and International Exposition
The Cotton States and International Exposition opened on September 18, 1895. Atlanta hosted the Cotton States and International Exposition to bring attention to the growth and potential of the New South. Several buildings were constructed specially for the event in Piedmont Park, including the Woman’s Building, the Transportation Building, and the Atlanta Brewing Company. None of these buildings remain today.