Synopsis

One man’s story of service parallels and contributes to Atlanta’s growth as a city

Battling through the blows of racism and meshing with political opponents over the years Marvin “Bo Legs” Arrington not only found his way but made his mark in civic duty and social justice.  The film captures the people who worked with Arrington and knew him best by highlighting and grounding his storied impact in public service to a modern Atlanta community.

Marvin Arrington, Sr. is one of Atlanta’s most significant political leaders yet one of its least recognized. Born in Atlanta, then a segregated, provincial town of the Deep South Arrington grew up to help galvanize the city of his birth into the international, cosmopolitan metropolis that it is today. This documentary takes viewers on that journey of one man’s love for a city and his vision for its eventual transformation. Battling through the blows of racism and meshing with political opponents over the years Marvin “Bo Legs” Arrington not only found his way but made his mark in civic duty and social justice. This film will capture the people who worked with Arrington and knew him best by highlighting and grounding his storied impact in public service to a modern Atlanta community. No other figure’s biography parallels so harmoniously with the successful growth of the city of Atlanta than Marvin Arrington, Sr.