Jackson, Miss., 1st-term Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, attorney and human rights activist, dies at 66

  • by: EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 26, 2014 - 2:53 AM

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a human rights activist and nationally prominent attorney who as city leader persuaded voters to accept a sales tax to fix crumbling infrastructure in Mississippi's capital, died Tuesday. He was 66.

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