Southwest Political Rally, Ben Hill Jaycees

Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, 1934-2000, undated
Title:
Southwest Political Rally, Ben Hill Jaycees
Date of Original:
1961-08-17
Subject:
Political campaigns
Political parades and rallies--Georgia--Atlanta
Men--1960-1970
Government officials--Georgia
Events--Georgia--Atlanta
Suits (Clothing)--1960-1970
Clothing and dress--1960-1970
People:
Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003
Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
View of Atlanta mayoral candidates, including Ivan Allen, Jr. (middle) and Lester Maddox, along with several unidentified men at a political rally in Ben Hill, an area of 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 105.03.01
ahc105003001a.jpg
Metadata URL:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/Maddox/id/50
Extent:
8 x 10 in. silver gelatin print
Original Collection:
Lester Maddox Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
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