Maddox, Lester

Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, 1934-2000, undated
Title:
Maddox, Lester
Date of Original:
1996
Subject:
Governors--Georgia
Civil rights leaders--Georgia
Events--Georgia--Atlanta
Roads--Georgia--Atlanta
Streets--Georgia--Atlanta
Flags--United States
Preachers--Georgia--Atlanta
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000
People:
Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 33.752388, -84.463131
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 (second from right) with civil rights leader Hosea Williams (left) and unidentified men during a ceremony for the naming of Martin Luther King, Jr Drive 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 105.02.10
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Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Maddox/id/30
Extent:
4 x 5 in. color negative
Original Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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