Retrieved from the Atlanta University archives January, 21,2023. Visit the link below for the full book. https://radar.auctr.edu/islandora/object/auc.109%3A001
Bosses, over the next couple of weeks let’s take a look at Jackson’s plan and introduce you to John Calhoun, the Black Republican, Mayor, Jackson hired to design how NPUs would be managed and supported by city hall. Below is a letter to the citizens of Atlanta from former, Mayor Jackson. That expresses his delight at the interest of developers and government agencies in the NPU plan and the participation of residents in the neighborhoods throughout Atlanta for their support and the city-wide pride and participation in our communities.
Maynard Jackson’s legacy to us was the gift of wealth building through land ownership and participation in the communities in which you buy and live. Communities of color are always on the chopping block from Washington to the very city you live in. Most American freeways are built in communities of color to destroy our social and financial economies and to separate black people from white communities. No less a massacre similar to Black Wall Street without dropping fuel on homes, stealing, looting, setting businesses on fire, and committing murder.
Get involved with your NPU and help to build community wealth in one of the country’s hottest home sales markets. We have been waiting through 70 years of redlining, poor leadership, and city planning that has left us out of the conversation to get to this point and experience community wealth and development, now is the time to Boss Up and be the change you want for your community.
Thanks to @keishaseanwaites, Post 3, At Large, Atlanta City Council member for standing with the residents of NPUR and supporting former Mayor, Jacksons, Legacy to all residents of Atlanta. Please support leaders that actually work for us. If you do not know CM, Keisha Sean Waites do so, her track record is impressive.
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