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  • The Legacy of a Great Mayor – Atlanta’s Shirley Franklin

    By admin on May 28, 2013
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    Atlanta’s Mayor Shirley Franklin steps down today, after serving eight years in office (the legal limit) and refusing at her final press conference to predict her legacy. She understood that her legacy would be defined by others, no matter what she said, but she was also comfortable letting her record speak for itself. And no wonder: it’s an extraordinary record. […]
  • U.S. Mayor Article | Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Chairs Women Mayors’ Meeting (January 31, 2005)

    By admin on May 28, 2013
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    Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Chairs Women Mayors’ Meeting By Nicole Maharaj The Women Mayors held their first meeting of 2005 during the Conference of Mayors 73rd Winter Meeting on Tuesday, January 18. Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is the current chair of the group and a recent recipient of the Governing Magazine 2004 Public Official of the Year Award. Franklin is […]
  • Shirley Franklin / Atlanta

    By admin on May 28, 2013
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    Restorer of Faith Shirley franklin isn’t standard mayor material. For starters, she’s a woman, which makes her the first female mayor Atlanta has ever had; in fact, she’s the first black woman ever to run a big Southern city. All of 5 ft. 1 in. tall, Franklin is a divorced mother of three who dyes her hair platinum blond. Before […]
  • King Papers, Back in Atlanta, Will Be Placed on Display

    By admin on May 28, 2013
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    ATLANTA Oct. 9 — A collection of some 10,000 papers, books and other personal items that belonged to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been returned to Atlanta and will go on public display in January, officials at Morehouse College announced Monday. A copy of “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is among the documents saved from auction. The material, which has […]
  • Bought and Sold

    By admin on May 28, 2013
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    When Mayor Shirley Franklin recently announced that the city would be cracking down on the pimps and johns who prey on under-age prostitutes, she also disclosed publicly for the first time that she had been molested when she was a young girl. Speaking at a gathering of reporters, local officials and civic leaders, the mayor spoke frankly about the incident, […]
  • Shirley Franklin: Building Better Communities

    By admin on May 28, 2013
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    [INTERVIEW] The issue of poverty continues to remain as a stain on the fabric of American society. There are currently 46.2 million people living below the poverty line, which means 15.1 percent of the population is suffering under unbearable living conditions. As a result, one nonprofit organization has moved to combat this issue in the cities of Atlanta, New Orleans and […]
  • ULI Honors Former Atlanta Mayor Franklin, Others at Development of Excellence Awards

    By admin on May 26, 2013
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    ATLANTA (Sept. 17, 2010) – ULI Atlanta honored former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, developer Don Childress and the Southface Campus at its 16th Annual Development of Excellence Awards Dinner held at 200 Peachtree downtown. ULI also honored Hotel Indigo in Athens,White Provision on Howell Mill Road and Piedmont Park Conservancy’s“Greystone” redevelopment and pool in Midtown. These projects each won a Development of Excellence Award from ULI […]
  • Shirley Franklin to speak at Clayton State

    By admin on May 26, 2013
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    MORROW, Ga. — Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will speak at Clayton State University later this month. Franklin will give her presentation, “Lessons in Leadership: The Power of One,” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, and at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Both talks will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on campus. Franklin’s talks at […]
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Women’s Rights Icons Gather At Spelman College for ‘A Conversation: Women Of Conviction And Courage Who Changed The Law’

    By admin on May 26, 2013
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    Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin joins Jo Carol LaFleur Nesset-Sale, Marva J. Brooks, and Gale S. Messerman for a panel discussion on legal battles fought and won to protect women’s rights. Free and open to the public, the event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in Cosby Auditorium, Spelman College.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization: A Real Solution to Overcoming Poverty

    By admin on May 26, 2013
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    When it comes to poverty, not much has changed in the last 25 years. But neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of despair making a nightmare of the American dream. “Things are qualitatively similar to … when I wrote The Truly Disadvantaged [in 1987],” saidWilliam Julius Wilson, director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at the Malcolm Wiener Center […]