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directed by Sam Pollard
USA, 2017, English, 99 minutes

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 6:00 PM — Rialto Center for the Arts

In 1970, Maynard Jackson Jr. was elected as mayor of the city of Atlanta, sparking a revolution in the black community. As the first black mayor elected in a major Southern city, his campaign ignited African American voter turnout and his service in office paved the way for the creation of diversity and inclusion norms, still practiced and revered in present day.

Cast + Credits
Sam Pollard
Cast: Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, President William Clinton, Vernon Jordan, Ambassador Andrew Young, Maynard Jackson III, Brooke Jackson Edmond, Elizabeth Jackson Hodges, Valerie Amanda Jackson, Alexandra Jackson-Harris, Valerie R. Jackson, Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, Daniel Halpern, Andrew Patterson, & Dr. Maurice Hobson
Writers: Sam Pollard, Wendy Eley Jackson, & Jeff Cooper
Cinematography: Henry Adebonojo
Editing: Jeff Cooper
Producers: Wendy Eley Jackson, Maynard Jackson III, Daphne McWilliams, Dolly Turner, Winsome Sinclair, Jason Orr, Donald Jarmond, Autumn Bailey-Ford, & Karl Carter