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Profiles of Model Neighborhood, Inc. Board Members
MR. IRA L. JACKSON
Mr. Ira L. Jackson, a resident of Atlanta for the last 20 years, owns
successful businesses in the Atlanta area. Among these businesses are
Jackson Pure Oil Service Station, 2320 Gordon Road, Jackson Auto Parts,
2596 Bankhead Highway, Arlic Tire Center (Uniroyal Dealer), and a
Recapping Tire Service, 2807 Bankhead Highway. Mr. Jackson was one of
the five (5) Black business leaders recently honored by Community
Relations Commission as outstanding in various fields.
He is active in numerous community groups and is presently a candidate
for Alderman. He is a graduate of Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia.
MR. HERMAN J. RUSSELL
Mr. Herman J. Russell, a life-time resident of Atlanta, is President
of H. J. Russell Plastering Company, Inc., H. J. Russell Construction
Company, Inc., and Pardise Apartments, Inc. He is a member of the
Board of Directors of the Atlanta Mortgage Brokerage Company, Inc., a
graduate of Tuskegee Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of
the Citizens Trust Company, Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta
Inquirer, and a member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. These are
but a few of his accomplishments.
MR. SAMURL MILLS
Mr. Samuel Mills, a resident of Atlanta for 12 years, is a Correctional
Officer with the City of Atlanta Prison Department. He serves as a
Recreational Director with this department. He was selected by his
department to serve as a representative on the CRC.
REVEREND D. D. DUNBAR
Reverend D. D. Dunbar, a resident of the Model Cities neighborhood,
has been in the house wrecking business for 13 years. He is owner
and manager of the Southside Wrecking Company.
He has the distinction of having studied under Dr. George Washington
Carver at Tuskegee Institute while studying agriculture and preparing
for the ministry. He is Presiding Elder of the first district of the
Triumph Church and Kingdom of God and Christ.
MR. TED LEWIS
Mr. Ted Lewis, a resident of Atlanta and a successful business man for
the past 39 years, owns several businesses in Atlanta, plus $150,000
worth of inner city property. Among the businesses that he has
successfully owned and operated are: Pressing Club, Laundry and Dry
Cleaners for 33 years, Barber Shop, Package Store, and more recently
a Bonding Company. He is very active in community affairs and has
the distinction of being on the YMCA Board of Directors for the past
MR. JAMES JOHNSON
Mr. James Johnson has been in the laundry and dry cleaning business in
Atlanta for thirteen (13) years. In 1966, he acquired the Ted Lewis
Laundry, Cleaning and Linen Supply Company. This is the only Negro
owned linen supply company in the world.
Mr. Johnson's firm has between fifty and sixty employees in its main
plants and two branches.
MR. CLARK MARTIN - Secretary
A resident of the Pittsburgh community for the past 56 years. Mr. Martin,
a 32nd degree, is a Past Master of the St. James Lodge #4 of the Prince
Hall Masons. He attended W. H. Crogman Elementary School and graduated
from Midway Radio & Television Institute of Georgia in 1952.
Since 1952, Mr. Martin has been the owner and manager of h is own
business, CLARK MARTIN RADIO-TELEVISION SERVICE, 439 Fletcher Street,
Atlanta. He has enjoyed the operation of a successful business for
the past 17 years,
MR. JOE STALLING ~ Chairman
A resident of Summerhill and Peoplestown for the past 65 years,
Mr, Stalling has worked actively for the improvement of his community.
Mr. Stalling is a business man in the community. He operates the main
branch of the Manhattan Laundry and Dry Cleaners. Mr. Stallingts
business had a gross sales last year of over $230,000 and he employs
over 50 people.
MR. HAROLD OWENS
A life-time resident of Pittsburgh for 45 years. Mr. Owens was an
employee of WHITES PROVISION MEAT PACKING COMAPNY for 23 years
as a butcher. He is presently employed with Devoe Paint Company
as a shipping clerk and has been with this company for the past
MR. PRINCE MARTIN
Mr. Martin is a life-time resident of the Pittsburgh neighborhood.
He owns and operates a small contracting business in the building
field. He has enjoyed a successful business for the past twenty
REPRESENTATIVE C. G, EZZARD
Mr. Ezzard was born, raised and has spent his adult life in the
Summerhill community. He is a retired postal employee of the
U. S. Postal Service. In his 39 years with the Post Office he
worked mostly as a letter carrier.
Mr. Ezzard owns property in the Model Cities area and is actively
engaged in community affairs. He is a member of the Atlanta
Community Relations Commission and is presently serving his first
term as State Representative, House District 102 in the Georgia
REVEREND JOEL W. MARSHALL
Reverend Marshall is President and founder of Pioneer Developers
Enterprises and New World Developers, Inc. He attended David T.
Howard High School, Booker T. Washington High School, and Morehouse
College in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a corporate organizer and has
over thirty-five years of experience in retail merchandising.
Reverend Marshall organized Marshall Cash Grocery on Fraser Street
in Atlanta, Widow's Curb Market, Alabama Streamline Car Wash, United
Community Stores, Inc., and X-Cel Super Stores, Inc. in Birminghan,
Alabama. He is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the Atlanta
Business League and Associate Minister of Paradise Reed Street
REVEREND AUSTIN FORD
Father Ford, an Episcopal Minister, is the Director of Emmaus
House which is located in the Peoplestown community. He organized
this grassroots organization and is very active in the Welfare
Rights Movement. He was the principle organizer of the Atlanta
branch of the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) at
MR. JACK COFER
Mr. Cofer, a resident of Grant Park, was born at Grady Hospital
forty years ago. Since that time he has lived in Atlanta and
mostly in the Model Cities area. He is professional Piano Tuner-
Technician. He is self-employed.
Mr. Cofer is the organizational committee chairman of the Model
Cities Mass Convention. He is the Democratic Party Chairman of
the 102nd House District, the Vice President of the Grant Park
Model Cities Citizens Organization, P.T.A. President of the Grant
Park Elementary School, member of the Policy making board of the
Comprehensive Health Program of the Community Council of the Atlanta
Area (CCAA), and Board member for the Educational Improvement Program,
and a Ford Foundation Education Project.
MR. CLAUDE BARNES
A resident of Peoplestown for the past 35 years. Mr. Barnes works
for the United States Postal Services as a letter carrier.