“Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Miss., Dies at 66” (The New York Times)

February 25, 2014

“Lumumba was involved with the Republic of New Afrika in the 1970s and ’80s. He said in 2013 that the group had advocated ‘an independent predominantly black government’ in the southeastern United States. Lumumba was vice president of the group during part of his stint. The group also advocated reparations for slavery, and was watched by an FBI counterintelligence operation. “

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