For many years, the Atlanta Business League (ABL) has recognized business owners, professionals, community and civic leaders in Metropolitan Atlanta. Annually the Atlanta Business League publishes its list of Atlanta’s Influential Black Men during an evening reception and induction ceremony.
The list reflects the names of black men in metro Atlanta communities who have reached senior level positions within their profession, are leading entrepreneurs in their industry, have proven history-making feats or have attained the ability to influence large public bodies politically and in government. In addition to professional accomplishments, the "Men of Influence" have demonstrated their commitment to the citizenry of Metro Atlanta by maintaining significant involvement and participation in community and civic activities. The Legacy Award will also be presented to one legend whose efforts, good deeds and impact will outlast the test of time and positively impact the community for generations to come.
Our goal is to provide an educational opportunity for individuals at all levels from middle school to corporate America to meet and interact with men in leading and history making positions throughout Metro Atlanta. For many it is a source of hope displaying living examples and an enlightening experience to know that opportunities avail themselves for African-American men. The League believes that it is our responsibility to include this effort as a part of its information clearinghouse initiative.
Each Man of Influence will receive a pin commemorating his selection.