Watch: How Mayor Lumumba Is Rewriting the Story of Jackson, Miss.

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“If we see an opportunity for change, then I believe we should be as radical as the circumstances dictate we should be.”

—Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba

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The Root 100 honoree Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the youngest mayor in Jackson, Miss., history, talks about how he plans to bring about change in the above video.

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Jackson needs all the help it can get. Good luck Mayor Lumumba.