Washington, D.C. (August 26, 2015) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) endorses the planned documentary film “MAYNARD”, highlighting the late Mayor Maynard Jackson. Mayor Jackson was elected in 1973 as Atlanta’s first-ever Black mayor, and the first Black mayor of a major Southern city.
AAMA President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, SC) issued the following statement:
“Mayor Maynard Jackson’s historic election as Mayor of Atlanta inspired many African Americans to pursue community improvement through public service. Mayor Jackson’s focus on economic development and social progress continues to influence best practices for mayors and cities throughout the United States. I am excited that Mayor Jackson’s legacy will be chronicled by the “MAYNARD” documentary, and I look forward to viewing its portrayal of his momentous tenure.”
Filming for the “MAYNARD” documentary begins September 2015. The Executive Producers for the documentary are Maynard Jackson III, Brooke Jackson Edmond, Elizabeth Jackson Hodges, C. Howie Hodges, and Winsome Sinclair. Release details will be provided at a later date.