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(Atlanta) Things to do, 4/14 & 4/22 – “Maynard” Film Screening
Maynard Jackson III, the only son of Maynard Jackson Jr (first Black mayor of Atlanta) has spent the past two years working to produce a film about his father. Maynard III and wife Wendy Eley Jackson are cofounders of Auburn Avenue Films. The two secured the support of director Sam Pollard, who has edited and directed a number of Spike Lee’s documentaries. Pollard had one requirement, he needed and was given full creative control.
Audio recordings of Maynard Jackson which were stored at Emory University, were used to inform the film. The film also incorporates Maynard Jackson Jr ephemera, interviews with Andrew Young, Kasim Reed and all 5 of Maynard Jrs children.
Link to Atlanta Magazine Article
2018 marks the 40th Year Anniversary of Atlanta’s APEX (African-American Panoramic Experience) Museum
In early January, Daniel Moore, Sr. spent time sharing the experience he has had operating the APEX Museum since 1978.
Soundcloud Interview Highlights Include:
- Why he founded the APEX Museum
- How he has been able to sustain a career operating the APEX Museum
- The types of exhibits the museum rotates
- The social impact the museum has had on the local and African American community as a whole
“it is a way for the facility to generate money. It also opens up the market and creates visibility for independent artists.” -Wendall Hurst, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta GA
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