Sam Massell On Voting 'Colorblind' In The Atlanta Mayoral Race

Sep 21, 2017


For more than forty years, the city of Atlanta has been led by an African-American mayor.


Maynard Jackson started the trend in 1974, becoming the first black mayor elected in a major southern city.

The man who preceded Jackson was Sam Massell, who made history of his own in 1970 when he became the first Jewish mayor of Atlanta.

Massell has stayed busy since his time in office. He’s now president of the Buckhead Coalition and the author of a new book: “Play It Again, Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Massell."


GPB's Leah Fleming sits down with Massell to talk about his time in office and the upcoming Atlanta mayoral election in November.