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First Black Mayor in the United States- Pierre Caliste Landry (Donaldsonville, LA)

Pierre Caliste Landry was born on April 19, 1841. He is credited as being the first African-American mayor in the United States. Landry was also a minister, businessman, educator, and attorney. He was born to Rosemond Landry, a white laborer on the Prevost plantation and Marcelite, his slave mistress. Landry grew up with a free […]

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Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

The following is a statement by Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, MO, president of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA): “Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee has confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States. The African American Mayors Association is ready to work with him as our nation’s chief law […]

Letter in Opposition to Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

AAMA Members signed the below letter led by Seattle, WA Mayor Ed Murray Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein: We write to express our deep concerns about the record of President-elect Trump’s nominee for Attorney General of the United States, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). We urge a thorough vetting of Sen. Sessions’ policy positions, […]

Statement on Ben Carson’s Nomination to Lead HUD

  (Washington, DC), On behalf of the 500 African American mayors across the country, Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, MO and President of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA), released the following statement in response to Ben Carson’s nomination to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):   […]

Statement On The National Conference Of Black Mayors, Inc.

The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is pleased that the Fulton County Superior Court (Atlanta, GA) has resolved any concern regarding former Sacramento, California Mayor Kevin Johnson’s role in the history of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) and his role as founder of the AAMA. With the conclusion of the litigation, AAMA now also […]

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