Maddox, Lester

Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, 1934-2000, undated
Title:
Maddox, Lester
Date of Original:
1973
Subject:
Governors--Georgia
Baseball--Georgia--Atlanta
Baseball players--Georgia--Atlanta
Government officials--Georgia
African Americans
People:
Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003
Aaron, Hank, 1934-
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of Lieutentant Governor Lester Maddox (right) shaking hands with Atlanta Braves baseball player Hank Aaron.
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 105.02.04
ahc105002004a.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Maddox/id/37
Extent:
8 x 10 in. color print
Original Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Rights:

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