NAACP Mourns the Loss of Mayor Chokwe LumumbaFebruary 26, 2014
(Baltimore, MD) The NAACP released the following statement in response to the passing of Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, MS and longtime civil rights activist.
From Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP Interim President and CEO:
"This is a devastating loss for the people of Jackson and the civil rights community nationwide," stated Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP Interim President and CEO. "Mayor Lumumba had a long history as a front-line advocate for justice and was instrumental in the effort to free the Scott Sisters. He will be truly missed."
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