Was the White business community scared at the prospect of a Black mayor in Atlanta?
Oh, yes. Yeah, we were very frightened because, ah, we had nothing to go on, there had been no experience there. And we had no idea what was going to happen.** Ah, first we had no idea he was going to get elected, first. Because, the Blacks had never turned out in enough volume to swing an election. But, they did in this one. The churches put their buses to work. And, they moved a lot of people to the polls. And, ah, Maynard was elected.