Interview with Maynard Jackson

OK, Bankhead Courts.


I wanted to move into public housing personally, to set an example to those who ran the Atlanta Housing Authority were on that board. And I said, I would, I would not appoint anybody to the board unless they did the same thing. Urged those already on the board to do the same thing, and one said yes, and the other said, "You must be crazy." I spent three days, and I thought I knew public housing, I had grown up around public housing, so, not in it, but around it--brand new experience. Never had rats crawling in walls like that before in my life. And that's when I made up my mind we're going to do something about it. We haven't done enough yet, but we're going to.