ELLA JONES MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST BLACK MAYOR IN FERGUSON

Ella Jones made history last night, becoming the first African-American and first woman elected mayor in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday.

Jones was elected nearly six years after the death of Michael Brown Jr., who was shot by a white police officer. The situation propelled Ferguson into the national spotlight and many see it as the opening salvo of the recent Black Lives Matter movement.

 

According to the New York Times, Jones, who received 54 % of the vote, vowed to continue changes enacted after Brown’s death, including a federal consent decree, a legally binding agreement requiring reforms to a police department

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