Via WDAM.com – Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died. We don’t have many details, but Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart has confirmed his death.
Lumumba won the Mayor’s office in June 4, 2013, pulling 86% of the vote and defeating independent candidates Francis P. Smith, Jr. , Richard C. Williams and Cornelius Griggs.
Mayor Lumumba was born August 2, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the second of eight children born to Lucien and Priscilla Francis Taliaferro.
Mayor Lumumba earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.