Unita Blackwell

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Who is Unita Blackwell?

Unita Blackwell is an American civil rights activist who was the first African-American woman, and the tenth African American, to be elected mayor in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Blackwell was a project director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and helped organize voter drives for African Americans across Mississippi. She is also a founder of the US China Peoples Friendship Association, a group dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between the United States and China. Barefootin', Blackwell's autobiography published in 2006, charts her activism.

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Born
Mar 18, 1933
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Also known as
  • Mayor Unita Blackwell Wright
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

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on July 23, 2013

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