A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era.
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|15th March, 1911
|2nd July, 2003
Ivan Allen Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was an American businessman who served two terms as the 52nd Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, during the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s. Allen provided pivotal leadership for transforming the segregated and economically stagnant Old South into the progressive New South. He graduated cum laude in 1933, with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was president of Ivan Allen Company from 1946 to 1970 and chairman from 1970 to 1995. In 1988, the Ivan Allen Company boasted $116 million in revenues. He was a founding member of Atlanta's influential Commerce Club, which he chaired until his death in 2003. He became President of the city Chamber of Commerce in 1961.
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