A pink moon looms over the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport control tower Monday, April, 18, 2011. The Atlanta airport has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998, and by number of landings and take-offs since 2005. Hartsfield-Jackson held its ranking as the world's busiest airport in 2011, both in passengers and number of flights, by accommodating 92 million passengers (252,000 passengers daily) and 923,991 flights.
Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., the first African American mayor of Atlanta,In 1969, Jackson was elected Atlanta’s first African American vice-mayor and in 1973 he was elected mayor. During his time in office, Jackson pressed for vigorous affirmative action programs and set asides for African Americans on publicly funded projects such as the rebuilding of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport and the MARA rapid-transit rail line system