Steven Reed Elected First Black Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama

HeadlineOct 09, 2019
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Voters in Montgomery, Alabama, have elected an African-American mayor for the first time in the city’s history. Probate Judge Steven Reed captured two-thirds of ballots in a runoff election Tuesday. Montgomery was once the capital of the Confederacy. In the 1950s, it became the epicenter of the civil rights movement, as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks led the successful Montgomery bus boycott to desegregate public transportation.

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