Black Mayors Celebrate the Historic Inauguration of Steven L. Reed
Published on November 13, 2019
MONTGOMERY, AL – Yesterday, the African American Mayors Association's (AAMA) President Hardie Davis joined mayors from across the country in Montgomery, Alabama to celebrate the inauguration of the city's new mayor, Steven L Reed.
Reed joins an impressive class of newly elected, history making Black mayors including: Colin Byrd the youngest mayor elected in Greenbelt, MD; Timothy Ragland the first Black mayor of Talladega, AL; Shawyn Patterson-Howard, the first woman elected in Mt. Vernon, NY; and Monique Owens, the first Black mayor of Eastpointe, MI.
"As the president of the African American Mayors Association, it is my honor to join Mayor Reed in Montgomery to celebrate his historic election. As one of the most important cities during the Civil Rights Movement and the current home of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which pays homage to the legacy of enslaved people, Montomgery continues to be a leader in the push for equality for all Americans. Mayor Reed's election honors the legacy of those that fought and died, on the same streets on which we celebrate today, for the opportunity to vote and elect diverse representatives. Montgomery will greatly benefit from his leadership and I look forward to working closely with him as a colleague mayor."