Charlottesville elects Nikuyah Walker as first Black woman mayor

This week, Charlottesville City Council members elected Nikuyah Walker as the city’s new mayor, making history in the process.Nikuyah-Walker-e1515102155445

Walker is the first African-American woman to hold the post in a city that last year became a flashpoint for race relations. She is also the first independent to be elected to Charlottesville City Council since 1948.

Source: The Grio

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