Director: Samuel D. Pollard

Writer(s): Sheila Curran Bernard

Starring: Andrew Young, Maynard H. Jackson III, Vernon Jordan, Joseph Lowery, Valerie Amanda Jackson, Elizabeth J. Hodges, Elaine Alexander, Alexandra Jackson, Carol Ann Miller, Valerie R. Jackson, Shirley Franklin, William Clement, Bunnie Jackson Ransom, Sam Massell, James Hudson, Al Sharpton, Lonnie King, Angelo Fuster, Brooke Jackson Edmond, Maurice Hobson, Howie Hodges, Bill Campbell, Miles Alexander, Samuel Bacote, Donata Russell Ross, Daniel Halpern, Aaron Turpeau, George Berry, June Dobbs Butts

Synopsis: Director Sam Pollard constructs a portrait of charismatic trailblazer Maynard Jackson, who became Atlanta’s first black mayor in 1973. The son of pastors raised in the segregated South, Jackson entered college at 14 and took office at 35. During his three-term tenure, he led the city through the traumatic Atlanta child murders and triumphantly hosted the 1996 Olympics, all while championing racial equality. Family and colleagues, including Bill Clinton, Andrew Young and Al Sharpton, tell the epic story of a dynamic leader and his legacy of honor and progress.

Release Date: November 16, 2017 (USA) | Length: 99 min | Genre: Biography, History | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: I’m not sure which Samuel Bacote is in the documentary. I found pictures of Samuel Bacote II and Samuel Bacote III.

Premiered at DOC NYC in 2017.

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