A lot of Atlanta’s most iconic buildings have one iconic businessman behind them – Herman J. Russell. On Feb. 16 ATL PBA is telling his story in the exclusive documentary “Building Atlanta: The Story of Herman J. Russell.” A self-made business, community and civic leader, Russell was born in the Jim Crow era, and yet he built one of the oldest and largest black-owned construction and real estate c
Building Atlanta: The Story of Herman J. Russell
Herman J. Russell, born in the Jim Crow-era South, built one of the oldest and largest black-owned construction and real estate firms in the country. Since the 1960s, his company has helped shape Atlanta’s skyline, including work on the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Mercedes Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena and many more.