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Julian Bond (3rd from left) marches with Maynard Jackson, Bunnie Jackson, and John Lewis. (Courtesy of Bunnie Jackson-Ransum)

Julian Bond: Being Remembered As A Rebel With A Cause Who Questioned The Status Quo

Bunnie Jackson-Ransom says there will never be another person who did it like Julian Bond. “He was an amazing man”, says Jackson-Ransom, former wife of the late Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. She tells me that […]

WAOK-AM–08/17/2015

According to his obituary, at first, A. Reginald Eaves served as an assistant to Mayor Maynard Jackson, but because of an increasing number of unjustified police killings, espcially in the black community, the mayor created a new position, Commissioner of Public Safety and assigned Eaves to the role. (Courtesy of the Eaves family)

A. Reginald Eaves: Atlanta Turns Out To Remember Its “Modern Day Moses”

Asaph Reginald Eaves was Atlanta’s first Public Safety Commissioner and a Fulton County Commissioner. The uncle of current Fulton County Commission chairman John Eaves, died on June 9, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 81. A. […]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2015

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The Sidney Wood Show: The 50th Anniversary of Dreams

On October 24, 2013, we will celebrate our history as a leader in global history and opportunity for all people.  We will celebrate the dreams and aspirations of many great Americans.   The nation will celebrate […]

WAOK-AM–10/23/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Commemorating Mayor Maynard Jackson

According to GeorgiaEncyclopedia.org, Elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973, Maynard Jackson was the first African American to serve as mayor of a major southern city. Jackson served eight years and then returned for a third […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Atlanta’s New International Terminal Expected to Create 2,000 Jobs

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Officials say the new international terminal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is expected to create 2,000 new jobs. The figure includes some jobs at the airport as well as those in surrounding hotels and […]

WAOK-AM–10/26/2011

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Happy Birthday Maynard Jackson

People piled into the Woodruff Library Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of a man they say was one of Atlanta’s greatest mayors. Mayor Kasim Reed, was joined by Clayton County Commissioner Eldrin Bell, and campaign manager […]

WAOK-AM–03/24/2011

Police Looking For Suspects In High School Smash & Grab

Police are looking for as many as three other persons involved in a “Smash and Grab”.

11/29/2010