Montgomery, Alabama Elects First Black Mayor

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Judge Steven Reed has been elected mayor in Montgomery, AL, making him the first black man to attain the office in Alabama’s capital with 67% of the vote in an election that many point to as a pivotal step forward in the city’s lengthy history of civil rights. What do you think?

“Before I acknowledge this as good news, I’ll need to know his policy on municipal water reclamation.”

Alyx Worthington • Medical Journalist

“Montgomery’s got a horrible past, so this guy’s got some apologizing to do.”

Parker Zuniga • Alibi Analyst


“Look out, Pete Buttigieg: There’s a second mayor in the USA!”

Kevin Jones • Rug Tasseler