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Maynard Jackson

Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson is seen in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, during a mini-summit with national leaders, Dec. 1978.
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This Cultural Olympiad story was produced in partnership with ArtsATL as part of "Atlanta Remembers: The 1996 Olympics," WABE's series on the impact of the 1996 Summer Olympics on Atlanta, 20 years later. For more stories, click here.

Sept. 18, 1990. Maynard Jackson was serving his third term as mayor when, on that September day in Tokyo, the president of the International Olympic Committee announced that Atlanta had won the bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

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Maynard Jackson
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This Thursday is October 16th.  If we were to turn our city's clock back 41 years to that date in 1973, we'd hear news that Maynard Jackson had just been elected Atlanta's first African American mayor.  Georgia State University Associate professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the event with WABE's Steve Goss...