Category: African American Mayors major American cities

Richard G. Hatcher, Ex-Mayor of Gary, Ind., and Champion of Urban and Black Issues, Dies at 86 – The New York Times

December 16, 2019
Mr. Hatcher was one of the first two black people elected in 1967 as mayor of a large American city.Mayor Richard G. Hatcher of Gary, Ind., center, in 1979.Credit...Associated PressPublished Dec. 14, 2019Updated Dec. 15, 2019, 11:02 a.m. ETRichard G. Hatcher, one of the nation’s first big-city black mayors who in two decades leading Gary,…

Fire on the Prairie: Chicago’s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race

November 3, 2015
Fire on the Prairie: Chicago's Harold Washington and the Politics of Race [Gary Rivlin] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dust jacket notes: Chicago--the city whose name is synonymous with urban politics; the city of sharply divided ethnic and racial enclaves; the city whose police force shocked America during the 1968 Democratic convention and

A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young

November 3, 2015
A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young [Andrew Young] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The stirring spiritual memoirs of Andrew Young--civil rights activist, minister, and statesman--show how God's hand led him through some of the most significant experiences of 20th-century America. Filled with eyewitness anecdotes

The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young: Civil Rights Activist, Minister & Statesman (1994)

November 24, 2014
Andrew Jackson Young (born March 12, 1932) is an American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as a Congressman from Georgia’s 5th congressional district, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta. He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of

Reflections on County Supervisor’s Claim that late Mayor of Jackson Mississippi was Murdered

November 17, 2014
Mississippi’s Hinds County Supervisor, Kenny Stokes says he believes former Jackson mayor, Chokwe Lumumba was killed. Two days after  Lumumba’s death, the county supervisor publicly demanded that doctors carry out a thorough autopsy to determine the cause of his death. Lumumba was an advocate of the creation of an independent black-majority nation in the US South. As a

Ex-Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin on the Execution of Troy Davis

October 26, 2014
The former Atlanta mayor speaks out on the controversial issue at a Sept. 22nd Kennesaw State University lecture.

Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

October 16, 2014
Poet E. Ethelbert Miller introduces Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) as one of the most prolific writers of the century in this 1998 edition of HoCoPoLitSo’s The Writing Life. They talk about the writers that influenced his work: Charlie Olson, the Black Mountain Group, Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg. Baraka reads his first published poem, “Preface

Dr. John Henrik Clarke – The Decline of the Civil Rights Movement 1963-1973

October 10, 2014

Malik Aziz: A Black Independent Political Party – Have We Digressed?

October 1, 2014
Malik Aziz, Founder of The Muslim Street and founding Chairman of The National Black United Front of Florida, speaks on where we are as Black people in America with our current so called leadership and what must be done to make REAL CHANGE. While it’s obvious that the issues, troubles and concerns of the Black

Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2)

September 28, 2014
http://www.democracynow.org – In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” Working with the Malcolm X
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