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Former Mayor Maynard H. Jackson Jr. left many legacies for Atlanta. The Airport now bears his name, along with former Mayor William B. Hartsfield’s, to commemorate his commitment to setting standards for equality and inclusion in contracts and throughout city government.

Jackson also is remembered for his tireless efforts to move Atlanta onto the world stage as an international city. During his three terms as mayor, Jackson was a leader in bringing the first international air carriers to Atlanta. He also is credited with increasing the number of foreign consular and trade offices in the city and with building international trade relations.

Today, Atlanta is known around the world as the home to leading global corporations, internationally recognized educational institutions, the 1996 Summer Olympics, and the world’s busiest and most efficient airport.

To read Jackson’s complete biography, please see his mayoral administrative records on the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center website.

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