Interview with Andrew Young

It was Atlanta. Things really happened after the election of the first Black mayor. What did Maynard do in office?


Well Maynard did a number of very successful things as the first Black mayor of the city of Atlanta. One, he established a sense of justice and fairness in the police department. He also built the world's busiest airport and did it in such a way that minority contractors received 25% of all the contracts of what started out to be almost a billion dollar project. And he built it on time and under budget. With 25% minority participation. I think that's clearly the Maynard Jackson legacy not only for Atlanta, but for the nation. He brought Blacks into the mainstream of the business life of the city.