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

The Root 100The Root 100: Celebrating Black Excellence, 10 Years and Counting

“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

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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