After Chokwe Lumumba was elected mayor of Jackson, MI on June 4th, 2013, Rosa Clemente sat down to interview the community-organizer, human rights lawyer, and mayor-elect. He reflected on the role of local electoral politics, human rights activism, strategic alliances, reproductive rights, and community control over the policies and structures that affect their lives. On February 25th, 2014, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba made his transition, “leaving as his legacy what ethical, revolutionary, African-centered, committed and compassionate leadership looks like—which is to say, New Afrikan leadership” (A Freedom Fighter Goes Home, MXGM).

It is abundantly clear that Chokwe Lumumba lives in the people’s struggle.