Civil Rights Activist Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi's capital city has a new mayor.

By Jamilah King Jun 05, 2013

Civil Rights activist and attorney Chokwe Lumumba is now the mayor of Mississippi’s capitol city, Jackson. The former Jackson City Councilman received about 85 percent of the vote, according to The Grio. 

Lumumba wrote on Facebook Tuesday night, "Thank you, Jackson. None of this would be possible without faith and your support." He went on to say, "This is the people’s victory. Together we will make Jackson rise!"