by Maria Saporta >> Original Story
Atlanta businessman Herman Russell passed away Saturday at the age of 83.
Russell was a pioneering African-American business leader, who forged partnerships with Atlanta’s white business community during a time of racial discrimination.
Atlanta business reporter, and family friend of Russell, Maria Saporta, wrote a tribute to him after hearing of his death. Here, she talks with WABE’s Martha Dalton about Russell’s legacy.