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Modern Ga People
WW2-Modern Georgia Influential People
|Great Depression Era Segregationist governor who was against New Deal Programs and school integration. Served 3 terms & later used New Deal Programs to benefit the state.
|WW2 Era US Senator, believed in national defense, brought military bases & industry to GA. Advised 6 presidents
|WW2 Era US Representative, improved Navy, brought military bases & industry to GA. Called the “Father of the 2 Ocean Navy.
|Great Depression-WW2 Era US President, created New Deal to end Depression, visited Ga. often for polio treatments, died at Warm Springs, GA
|Civil Rights Era Atlanta Mayor, brought racial moderation and aviation industry to GA. Has an airport & a gorilla named after him.
|Ivan Allen Jr.
|Civil Rights Era Atlanta Mayor, integrated state services & brought sports teams to Atlanta (Braves, Falcons, Hawks) Worked with Dr. King
|Civil Rights Era GA. Governor, lowered the voting age so men old enough to fight in war could vote, restored college accreditation, involved in the 1946 Governor’s Race Episode
|Civil Rights Era Segregationist governor who worked to improve schools. Related to Eugene Talmadge, Later became a US senator Involved in 1946 Governor’s Race Episode
|Civil Rights Era Lifelong educator, President of Morehouse College, was on Atlanta School Board, mentor to Dr. King
|Martin Luther King Jr.
|Civil Rights Era Led Modern Civil Rights Movement, March on Washington, “I Have A Dream Speech, won Nobel Peace Prize Assassinated at Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN
|Civil Rights Era one of the first students to integrate UGA, became an orthopedic surgeon
|Civil Rights Era one of the first students to integrate UGA,became a TV journalist
|Modern Ga Era 1st African American Mayor of Atlanta, improved airport, supported Arts & communities, helped bring Olympics to Ga. Known as the Ultimate Mayor
|Modern Ga Era Segregationist Mayor who closed his restaurant rather than integrate it then surprised everyone by hiring more African Americans for public offices than any other mayor before him.
|Modern Ga Era Worked closely with Dr. King & was with him when he was killed, became a US representative and US Ambassador to the UN under Jimmy Carter, teaches at Ga. State
|Modern Ga Era Ga. Governor, only Georgian to become US President, Iranian Hostage Crisis occurs during his presidency, peace-maker, humanitarian who continues his work internationally, won the Nobel Peace Prize