Unita Blackwell

American politician and civil rights activist
Died on Tuesday May 14th 2019


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@Mod_Nutrition_: RT @CNN: Civil rights activist Unita Blackwell made history in 1976, becoming Mississippi's first black female mayor. She died on Monday at… - 3 months ago

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@YazooLibrary: Mississippi author and former mayor, Unita Blackwell, died May 14, 2019. Read her book Barefootin': Lessons from th… - 3 months ago

@carlarjenkins: RT @byjoelanderson: When a hero like Unita Blackwell dies and her life’s work is valorized in her obit, i start thinking about who and what… - 3 months ago

@xavbriggs: Thank you, Unita Blackwell— a moral giant and can-do leader from the smallest of towns. Everyone matters. RIP… - 3 months ago

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@shayla_glover_: RT @thecrisismag: A native of Lula, #UnitaBlackwell entered politics in the 1960s as a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party,… - 3 months ago

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@nobodyarrogant: RT @thecrisismag: A native of Lula, #UnitaBlackwell entered politics in the 1960s as a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party,… - 3 months ago

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@LeslyeColvin: Unita Blackwell, Mississippi mayor who turned nation’s eyes on her forgotten hamlet, dies at 86 - 3 months ago

@curator_tw: RT @BlackPastOnline: Activist Unita Z. Blackwell (1933-2019) passed away on Monday at age 86. Born into a sharecropping family in the MS De… - 3 months ago

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@Nodaysoff15: RT @GanucheauAdam: Just confirmed some very sad news: Unita Blackwell, the civil rights pillar who became the first black female mayor in M… - 3 months ago

@PeterHeltzel: RT @thecrisismag: A native of Lula, #UnitaBlackwell entered politics in the 1960s as a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party,… - 3 months ago

@genremixtress: RT @ZinnEdProject: "Change depends on people knowing the truth. Change depends on people speaking that truth out loud. That’s what movement… - 3 months ago

@LindaRMonkJD: RT @KarenHinton: i remember her from my @MikeEspyMS days— she will be missed. She accomplished so much. Unita Blackwell, civil rights pill… - 3 months ago

@thesyncworld: RT @GanucheauAdam: "Being black and in this country, you learn a great lesson, and this is how to overcome… It’s that power to move in the… - 3 months ago

@deskspud: The sharecropper who became Mississippi's first black female mayor and advised six US presidents, has died @CNN - 3 months ago

@MissTears74: What an incredible woman!! She stepped out of her comfort zone & made the world a better place. She's an inspiratio… - 3 months ago

@IndustryLatest: RT @GanucheauAdam: "Being black and in this country, you learn a great lesson, and this is how to overcome… It’s that power to move in the… - 3 months ago

@AnitaLottaDoe: RT @ajplus: Unita Blackwell, the first Black woman to be elected mayor in Mississippi, has died aged 86. The civil rights activist was bo… - 3 months ago

@MSTODAYnews: RT @MikeEspyMS: Farewell Unita. You overcame obstacles and burst through barriers to inspire and make a better life for all of us. - 3 months ago

@Lydia91436965: RT @MikeEspyMS: Farewell Unita. You overcame obstacles and burst through barriers to inspire and make a better life for all of us. - 3 months ago

@1naturalzeta: RT @ZinnEdProject: "Change depends on people knowing the truth. Change depends on people speaking that truth out loud. That’s what movement… - 3 months ago

@surlybassey: RT @KWestSavali: Thank you, @rlnave and @MSTODAYnews for alerting the nation to Unita Blackwell’s death. Mississippi got something to say.… - 3 months ago

@BIGZeeKay: RT @GanucheauAdam: "Being black and in this country, you learn a great lesson, and this is how to overcome… It’s that power to move in the… - 3 months ago

@shell_loyd: RT @MikeEspyMS: Farewell Unita. You overcame obstacles and burst through barriers to inspire and make a better life for all of us. - 3 months ago

@watersmeet139: RT @MikeEspyMS: Farewell Unita. You overcame obstacles and burst through barriers to inspire and make a better life for all of us. - 3 months ago

@if3tay0: RT @KevinAGray: First black woman elected as mayor in Mississippi, Unita Blackwell dies - 3 months ago

@alycecraddock: RT @MikeEspyMS: Farewell Unita. You overcame obstacles and burst through barriers to inspire and make a better life for all of us. - 3 months ago

@MikeEspyMS: Farewell Unita. You overcame obstacles and burst through barriers to inspire and make a better life for all of us.… - 3 months ago

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@infinitewords14: RT @ZinnEdProject: "Change depends on people knowing the truth. Change depends on people speaking that truth out loud. That’s what movement… - 3 months ago

@BlackManUSA: RT @CNN: Civil rights activist Unita Blackwell made history in 1976, becoming Mississippi's first black female mayor. She died on Monday at… - 3 months ago

@OverAnalystVera: RT @CNNPolitics: The sharecropper who became Mississippi's first black female mayor and advised six US presidents, has died - 3 months ago

@Malt_bia: RT @CNNPolitics: The sharecropper who became Mississippi's first black female mayor and advised six US presidents, has died - 3 months ago

@SawyerAndrew: RT @thecrisismag: A native of Lula, #UnitaBlackwell entered politics in the 1960s as a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party,… - 3 months ago

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