Play It Again, Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Mas­sell, Atlanta’s First Minor­i­ty Mayor

Charles Mcnair
  • From the Publisher
June 6, 2017
The life of a worka­holic Jew­ish-lib­er­al-Demo­c­rat-over­achiev­er (excelling in four careers includ­ing 20 years in com­mer­cial real estate; 22 in elect­ed offices with four as may­or of Atlanta; 13 in the tourism indus­try and now in 29th year — at age 90 — man­ag­ing a non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion of most­ly con­ser­v­a­tive Repub­li­cans). Served as pres­i­dent of (Last Night of) Bal­ly­hoo. Opposed by polit­i­cal boss­es” as Jew­ish Coun­cil can­di­date in resort city after which cab­in mys­te­ri­ous­ly burned down. Threat­ened with burn­ing cross in home’s yard as Atlanta may­oral­ty can­di­date. His lega­cy will be that he guid­ed the 500,000-population city of Atlanta peace­ful­ly from an all-white pow­er struc­ture to a black city gov­ern­ment. Since leav­ing office he has been induct­ed into indi­vid­ual Halls of Fame” for ser­vice in fields of busi­ness gov­ern­ment civ­il rights hos­pi­tal­i­ty and influence. 

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