An End of Year Community Update

Atlanta Legacy Makers has made some big strides this year, despite COVID-19 greatly altering our plans to engage the community via film screenings, panel discussions, community art shows, and other in-person activities.As we near the end of 2020, we wanted to provide...

Reflecting on the Atlanta Legacy Makers podcast

The Atlanta Legacy Makers podcast presented a unique opportunity to create content that connected to the Gary M. Pomerantz book, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family, in a way that was as much about re-examining history as it was a personal...

Part 8 – Epilogue

Floyd Hall chats with Beau Allen about his late grandfather, Ivan Allen Jr, and chats with Valerie Jackson about her late husband, Maynard Jackson. Both Allen and Jackson discuss favorite stories, connections to Atlanta, and the responsibility/impact of their...

Part 7 – Olympic City

Floyd Hall chats with Artist/Engineer Raianna Brown and Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi about the impact of the 1996 Olympics on Atlanta and how we remember that important moment in the current era. Plus, author Gary M. Pomerantz shares some backstory/recitation...

Part 6 – Black City Government

Floyd chats with Dr. Calinda Lee of the Atlanta History Center about the rise of Black City Government in Atlanta in the 1970s, the symbolism and reality of Maynard Jackson’s mayoral terms, and how that era affects contemporary Atlanta. Later, Tiffany Atwater Lee of...