Washington, D.C. – August 28, 2014 – William A. Bell, Sr., mayor of Birmingham, Alabama,Birmingham, Alabama mayor William Bell and president of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA), will be traveling to St. Louis County on Friday, August 29 to discuss the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri with officials and residents at the request of the Board of Trustees of the AAMA. He may also attend a rally in Clayton, Missouri.
As the leader of the nation’s only organization exclusively serving black mayors and the top elected official of one of the key cities involved in the Civil Rights Movement, Bell is uniquely qualified to offer perspective on the unrest, and strategies for reaching peace in Ferguson and other cities affected by this and similar tragedies. The goal of the visit is to begin to develop a tool-kit of strategies to prevent similar occurrences in communities across the United States.
The African American Mayors Association issued a statement Aug. 13 regarding the tragic death of Michael Brown and the resulting civil unrest.
About the African American Mayors Association
African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is the only organization exclusively representing African-American mayors in the United States. African American Mayors Association exists to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. The role of the African American Mayors Association includes taking positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities; providing mayors with leadership and management tools; and creating a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.
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