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The July 1970 cover story on the Massell administration said that changes in City Hall "represents another step in participatory democracy."

Covers: Best of the 1970s

The magazine's 1970s covers were, to be blunt, a mixed bag. Strong political covers alternated with cheesy lifestyle images, including a series of swimsuit issues we'd rather overlook. Here are the Atlanta magazine staff picks for the 10 best covers of the decade.
updated 05.17.11

  • The July 1970 cover story on the Massell administration said that changes in City Hall "represents another step in participatory democracy."
    The July 1970 cover story on the Massell…
  • The cover story on MARTA appeared before a second, successful, referendum on the transit system.
    The cover story on MARTA appeared before…
  • State senator Leroy Johnson strikes a knock out on this June 1972 cover.
    State senator Leroy Johnson strikes a kn…
  • April 1974, the month of Hank Aaron\
    April 1974, the month of Hank Aaron's re…
  • Of all the holiday covers in our history, this treatment from December 1974 is our favorite.
    Of all the holiday covers in our history…
  • This August 1976 tribute to the Atlanta Falcons echoes the elaborate album art of the 1970s.
    This August 1976 tribute to the Atlanta …
  • Jimmy Carter\
    Jimmy Carter's inauguration, January 197…
  • The October 1978 issue marked the short return of founding editor Jim Townsend, and included a harrowing account of the Reidsville prison riot.
    The October 1978 issue marked the short …
  • The cover story on James Earl Ray, charged with the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., was written by John Bradford Huie, who drew on material from his 1970 book \
    The cover story on James Earl Ray, charg…
  • The March 1979 cover story by Maxine Rock on gay parents provoked outrage from advertisers; 25 percent of them withdrew from the magazine following publication of this issue.
    The March 1979 cover story by Maxine Roc…