Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Central Atlanta Progress is launching a project to honor late Atlanta mayors Ivan Allen Jr. and Maynard Jackson.
The project, called Atlanta Legacy Makers, will highlight the legacies of each mayor “and their willingness to unite a divided city,” according to a website about the project. The initiative is in partnership with the city of Atlanta.
Allen served as mayor from 1962 to 1970. During that time, Atlanta’s population grew by 32% and major buildings were erected downtown. Allen was also instrumental in bringing Atlanta’s three major sports teams — the Braves, Falcons, and Hawks — to the city.
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