Marvin Johnathan Rees (1972- )

Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol, England, population 454,000, is the person of African descent who currently leads the largest city in Europe.  Born in April 1972, he and his younger sister were raised in Lawrence Weston and Eastern, two of the poorer wards in the city, by his single mother, Janet … Read MoreMarvin Johnathan Rees (1972- )

Yvonne Jeffries Johnson (1942- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Yvonne Jeffries Johnson, the first African American mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina, was born on October 26, 1942 in Greensboro to Ruby Jeffries.  She graduated from Dudley High School in 1960 and Bennett College in 1964, with a BA in Psychology.  … Read MoreYvonne Jeffries Johnson (1942- )

Virgil Spencer Clarkson (1932- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Virgil Spencer Clarkson, five term member of the City Council of Lacey, Washington, is currently serving for the third time as Mayor of the city (2004-2005, 2006-2007, and 2012-2013). He has also served twice as Deputy Mayor in 2002-2003 and 2010-2011.  … Read MoreVirgil Spencer Clarkson (1932- )