Topics in “Leadership and Legacy in History” Manuscript, Archives

Topics in “Leadership and Legacy in History”
Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL), Emory University
MARBL has many collections documenting the lives of Georgia and Atlanta leaders. Some of
our strengths include Southern politics, the Arts, and the Civil Rights Movement. This is just a
small sample of the kinds of materials at MARBL. Please contact us at [email protected] for
more information.
Georgia politician Alexander H. Stephens, was also the Vice-President of the
Confederate States of America during the Civil War
United States Senator Sam Nunn, chaired the Armed Services Committee
Representative of the U.S.A. to the European Office of the United Nations (Geneva),
Morris Berthod Abram
Marvin Arrington is a local attorney and served as president of the Atlanta City Council
Urban social worker and civic leader Panke M. Bradley, was the first woman elected to
the Atlanta Board of Aldermen
Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield was chief administrator of the city from 1937-1962,
and also served in the Georgia legislature
Human rights activists Frances Freeborn Pauley and Eliza K. Paschall organized
Georgians in support of social causes, including the Civil Rights Movement
Eleonore Raoul was a suffragette, and the first female graduate of Emory’s law school
Editor of the Atlanta Constitution, Ralph McGill was known as the “Conscience of the
Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild was an avid supporter of the Civil Rights Movement and a
close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Founded by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was
instrumental in leading the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and many human rights
movements into the 21st century
The ultimate amateur athlete, Bobby Jones left the sport of golf after winning a Grand
Coca-Cola President Robert W. Woodruff was not only a business leader, but a great
philanthropist and social progressive
Activist Joan Browning worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
(SNCC) and was imprisoned in Albany, Georgia during the Freedom rides
Additional Resources at MARBL include:
Southern history collections (very Atlanta and Georgia focused) on our website:
Modern political collections also have a lot of Atlanta and Georgia topics: