1st black mayor of Jackson, Miss., to speak at TSU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee State University's annual Founder's Day program this Thursday will feature the first black mayor of Jackson, Miss.

Harvey Johnson Jr. will provide the keynote address at the public event scheduled to take place in the campus' Howard C. Gentry Center at 9 a.m.

Johnson was first elected Jackson's mayor in 1997, and he was re-elected in 2001 and 2009, his last term.

An Air Force veteran, Johnson serves on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Advisory Council and is a member of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors, the Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors and the Mississippi Municipal League.

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