Mississippi Grieving: Remembering Mayor Chokwe Lumumba

By: Felicia Eaves, Program Associate, Joint Center Health Policy Institute

As with President Obama, when Chokwe Lumumba decided to run for Mayor of Jackson Mississippi, there was much uncertainty about whether a black man with an African name that no one could pronounce could win the but win he did. During his brief tenure he was well received by both blacks and whites as they inspired by his vision to create a more equitable Jackson Mississippi.

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