“Today marks a new day. I stand before you with the first woman and black mayor of Boston, the city I love.” With these words, City Councilor Kim Jani, 55, underscores the historic nature of the rise to the position of mayor of Boston, one of the major economic and intellectual centers in the United States.
For good reason. The education lawyer, who was sworn in Wednesday, is a pure product of Rockbury, a historically black area in Boston, the capital of the state of Massachusetts.
The historic rise comes from the resignation of former mayor Marty Walsh, who was appointed by President Joe Biden to become federal mayor labor minister. Under Boston law, the head of the city council becomes the interim mayor if he resigns as the city’s first elected official.
For more than 200 years, the mayor of Boston has been a white man, generally of Irish descent, with the exception of the Italian-American Tom Menino, who has held the position for more than 20 years. Daily Globe.
As the New York Times explainsOne morning in September 1976, Kim Jani, an 11 – year – old girl, joined a group of thousands of black school children on a bus at a school outside Roxbury in the White Quarters. It put an end to segregation in education.
Police officers had taken up positions around school buses to protect school children. Behind the police, a panicked mob: teenagers and whites, stoning and stoning them to return to Africa.
“This is an important day for the city of Boston and for all Bostonians.”, Federal MP Ayanna Presley saidShe was the first black woman to be elected to the Boston City Council in 2010. Miss Presley reiterated this achievement as the first black woman to be elected to represent the Massachusetts constituency in Congress in 2018.
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