The Friends’ Council of the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library will present a screening of the award-winning documentary MAYNARD for the benefit of students and faculty members in the Atlanta University Center and the surrounding communities, according to a press release.
The screening is free of charge and will take place 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall of the AUC Woodruff Library, 111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta. Limited seats (250) are available.
The project was conceived because of the desire to provide an opportunity for the students in the AUC, especially at Morehouse College, to learn more about one of their favorite sons, Maynard Holbrook Jackson. The first elected African-American mayor of Atlanta, Jackson is also part of the official name of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The AUC Woodruff Library’s Archives Research Center has arranged to put several items from Jackson’s collection on display. The Maynard Jackson Mayoral Administrative Records document Jackson’s term as vice-mayor, as well as his three terms as mayor of Atlanta and associated campaign efforts. The collection showcases the pioneering changes Jackson brought to Atlanta in the areas of transportation, minority business inclusion and reorganization of municipal administration.
Information: Willene White-Smith at 404-273-1626.