A sharecropper’s daughter, she joined the voter-registration fight before becoming the first black woman elected a mayor in Mississippi.

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  • Unita Blackwell, 86, Dies; Rights Crusader and Winner of Historic Election
    Unita Blackwell, who was born in a sharecropper’s shack in Mississippi in the depths of the Depression, grew up having no idea what it meant to vote. She did not even know the word. Then, in 1964, ...
    05/17/2019 - 12:35 pm | View Link
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