The Power of Black Mayors in American Cities

February 15, 2023
Assembly Hall

90th Anniversary

For the first time ever, the four largest cities in the United States are led by Black mayors, as are scores of other smaller municipalities across the country. How did we get here? What is the significance of this moment? And how has this network of mayors worked together to mentor one another and other Black leaders on the rise to make this moment more than a temporary trend.

Featuring Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and former Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins. Moderated by former IOP Pritzker Fellow and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

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Please use the door on Dorchester Avenue to enter the Assembly Hall.

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