In conversation with Bill Nigut, Executive Producer, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Sandra Gordy
At 90 years old, Sam Massell could easily be called one of the most influential founding fathers of modern Atlanta. For the past six decades, he has excelled in four careers, including 20 years in commercial real estate, 22 years in elected offices, 13 years in the tourism industry, and is now in his 30th year of association management as the president of the Buckhead Coalition. In 1969, Massell was elected the first Jewish mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Politically, he changed Atlanta’s city elections to nonpartisan, allowed Muhammad Ali to fight when 50 other cities would not, established Metro Atlanta’s mass transit system (MARTA), appointed the first woman to the City Council, and developed the Omni, Atlanta’s first enclosed arena. Written by local author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Charles McNair, Play it Again Sam is a must-read for anyone interested in Atlanta politics – then and now.
Coffee and treats, compliments of Jewish Home Life Communities, will be served following the author presentation.
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