UNION, NJ - Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. (March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003) was an American politician and attorney from Georgia, a member of the Democratic Party. In 1973, at the age of 35, he was elected as the first black mayor of Atlanta, GA and of any major city in the South. He served three terms (1974–1982, 1990–1994), making him the second longest-serving mayor of Atlanta, after six-term mayor (1937–1941, 1942–1962) William B. Hartsfield.
The Vauxhall Community Group presents “Remembering Maynard H. Jackson, Jr." on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vauxhall Branch of the Union Public Library, 123 Hilton Avenue in Vauxhall.
Jackson is notable also for public works projects, primarily the new Maynard H. Jackson International terminal at the Atlanta airport, and for greatly increasing minority business participation in the city. After his death, the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport was re-named Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to honor his service to the expansion of the airport, the city and its people.
A discussion will take place at the event, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 908-578-5920.
The Vauxhall Community Group is a group of local residents and those who have had ties with the community who choose to be actively concerned about what goes on in the community. ANYone and EVERYone is invited to be a part, no membership required! Contact: Deborah Cross-Walker – NJDiva1@gmail.com or Tyrone G. Tutt – (908) 578-5920