Maddox, Lester

Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, 1934-2000, undated
Title:
Maddox, Lester
Date of Original:
1975
Subject:
Events--Georgia--Atlanta
Governesses
Government officials--Georgia
Governors--Georgia
Music--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans
Maddox, Virginia Cox, 1919-1997
Jackson, Graham Washington, 1903-1983
People:
Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox and his wife Virginia watching musician Graham Jackson play his accordion in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lester Maddox was a politician and businessman from Atlanta. He served as Governor of Georgia from 1967-1971, and as Lieutenant Governor from 1971-1975. He ran unsuccessfully in two Atlanta mayoral races in 1957 and 1961. Maddox was the owner of the Pickrick Cafeteria, and gained national notoriety and recognition when he refused to integrate the restaurant.
Local Identifier:
VIS 105.02.05
ahc105002005a.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Maddox/id/22
Extent:
8 x 10 in. silver gelatin print
Original Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:

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