Andrew Young and the making of modern Atlanta / Andrew Young, Harvey Newman and Andrea Young.
- Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2016.
xi, 293 pages, 52 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Young, Andrew, 1932-.
United Nations -- United States.
Olympic Games -- (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.).
Social change -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Civil rights movements -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements.
Georgia -- Atlanta.
- Andrew Young arrived in Atlanta in 1961 and has played a key role in Atlanta's development ever since--in the Civil Rights Movement, as the city's representative in Congress, and as Mayor. This book tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta's growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term "City too Busy to Hate" in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world's busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index.
- Newman, Harvey, author.
Young, Andrea, 1955- author.
Mercer University Press.
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