American politicianDied when: 66 years 207 days (798 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Chokwe Lumumba (/ˈʃoʊ.kweɪ.lʌˈmuːm.bɑː/;August 2, 1947 – February 25, 2014) was an American attorney, activist, and politician, who was affiliated with the black nationalist organization Republic of New Afrika and served as its second vice president.
He served as a human rights lawyer in Michigan and Mississippi.In 2013, after serving on the City Council, he was elected as Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan, as Edwin Finley Taliaferro, and was raised there.He changed his name in 1969 after joining the Republic of New Afrika.
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