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Unita Blackwell, a civil rights activist who was the first African American woman to win a mayor's race in Mississippi, has died. Photo by William Patrick Butler via Flickr/Wikicommons

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Activist Who Was First Black Woman Mayor in Mississippi Dies

Unita Blackwell, a civil rights activist who was the first African American woman to win a mayor's race in Mississippi, has died.

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