9 episodes

Atlanta Legacy Makers is a public commemoration of Atlanta’s inheritance exemplified by two Atlanta mayors, Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson.

This podcast is a companion to the city-wide reading of the 1996 Gary Pomerantz book, “Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family,” which chronicles the lives of these mayors and their families in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Legacy Makers is a public commemoration of Atlanta’s inheritance exemplified by two Atlanta mayors, Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson.

This podcast is a companion to the city-wide reading of the 1996 Gary Pomerantz book, “Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family,” which chronicles the lives of these mayors and their families in Atlanta.

    Part 8 - Epilogue

    Part 8 - Epilogue

    Floyd Hall chats with Beau Allen about his late grandfather, Ivan Allen Jr, and chats with Valerie Jackson about her late husband, Maynard Jackson. Both Allen and Jackson discuss favorite stories, connections to Atlanta, and the responsibility/impact of their respective family legacies. Plus, author Gary M. Pomerantz shares some backstory on writing Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn.
    For more information, visit https://www.atllegacymakers.com/

    • 49 min
    Part 7 - Olympic City

    Part 7 - Olympic City

    Floyd Hall chats with Artist/Engineer Raianna Brown and Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi about the impact of the 1996 Olympics on Atlanta and how we remember that important moment in the current era. Plus, author Gary M. Pomerantz shares some backstory/recitation of Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn.
    For more information, visit https://www.atllegacymakers.com/

    • 45 min
    Part 6 - Black City Government

    Part 6 - Black City Government

    Floyd Hall chats with Dr. Calinda Lee of the Atlanta History Center about the rise of Black City Government in Atlanta the 1970s, the symbolism and reality of Maynard Jackson’s mayoral terms, and how that era affects contemporary Atlanta. Later, Tiffany Atwater Lee of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library discusses how the public can access the Maynard Jackson mayoral administration records. Plus, author Gary M. Pomerantz shares some backstory/recitation of Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn.
    For more information, visit https://www.atllegacymakers.com/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Part 5 - Civil Rights

    Part 5 - Civil Rights

    Floyd Hall chats with Doug Shipman (CEO of Woodruff Arts Center/Former CEO of National Center for Civil & Human Rights) about the backstory of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta in the 1960s, and how the mix of local government and the business community combined to create moments of change. Additionally, Dr. Todd Michney of Georgia Tech discusses the Ivan Allen Jr. Digital Archive and how the public can connect to its materials. Plus, author Gary M. Pomerantz shares some backstory on writing Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn.
    For more information, visit https://www.atllegacymakers.com/

    • 50 min
    Part 4 - Segregated City

    Part 4 - Segregated City

    Floyd Hall chats with Edith Kelman about Atlanta as a segregated city and how the city responded to matters of race and community. Additionally, Alexis Scott discusses the origins of the Atlanta Daily World newspaper, life in segregated Atlanta, and the importance of Auburn Avenue in the era just before the 1960s Civil Rights movement. Plus, author Gary M. Pomerantz shares some backstory on writing Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn.
    For more information, visit https://www.atllegacymakers.com/

    • 40 min
    Part 3 - New South Capital

    Part 3 - New South Capital

    Floyd Hall chats with actor/artist Danielle Deadwyler about the concept of Atlanta as a New South Capital and how that notion is reflected in how the city evolves over time. Marcy Breffle of Historic Oakland Foundation sheds some light on how Margaret Mitchell and Gone With the Wind are remembered and interpreted for new audiences at Oakland Cemetery. Plus, author Gary M. Pomerantz shares some backstory on writing Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn.
     For more information, visit https://www.atllegacymakers.com/

    • 32 min

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