Archive for May, 2013

  • 106-year-old voter shares hopes, secrets

    By adminnistrator on May 30, 2013
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    Ann Nixon Cooper, 106 years old, lived during a time when blacks and women did not have the right to vote. ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Ann Nixon Cooper, 106 years old, has seen presidents come and go in her lifetime and has outlived most of them. On a sunny fall morning, she left her weathered but well-kept Tudor home in Atlanta, […]
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Named Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor

    By adminnistrator on May 30, 2013
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  • In Black America Podcast: The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin

    By adminnistrator on May 28, 2013
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    May 19, 2013 9:38 am by: John Hanson     On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the Honorable Shirley Clarke Franklin. The former two-term Mayor of joined the at The University of Texas at Austin as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values in 2013. The 58th Mayor of Atlanta, she […]
  • The Pipe Dreamer

    By adminnistrator on May 28, 2013
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    For two years after she was elected mayor of Atlanta in 2001, Shirley Franklin talked sewers every chance she got. Few were convinced that the city’s pipes were crumbling or that the city was bleeding $20,000 a day in fines. And few wanted to raise rates on water to fix the problem. At high school graduations, Franklin talked about clean […]
  • The Legacy of a Great Mayor – Atlanta’s Shirley Franklin

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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)

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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 adminnistrator 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 adminnistrator 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. 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 been housed […]