Chokwe Lumumba - Democrat
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July 6, 2013
Post Office Box 17
219 South President Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0017
Chokwe Lumumba, Esq. was born August 2, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the second of eight children born to Lucien and Priscilla Taliaferro. Councilman Lumumba earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo. Michigan. Lumumba later earned his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Since 1968 Councilman Lumumba has crisscrossed the globe fighting for “Human Rights for Human Beings.” Lumumba is known for his work in support of the survivors of Katrina, by serving on the Board of the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund, by organizing other activist to form the Mississippi Disaster Relief Coalition, and by co-organizing the Gulf Coast Survivors Assembly. Councilman Lumumba’s work as a community activist has spanned over four decades. He has worked with organizations such as the Jackson Human Rights Coalition to help pressure the State to retry the murderer of Medgar Evers. He has worked for over 20 years organizing, directing, coaching, and mentoring youth through programs such as the Jackson Panthers Basketball Organization. Lumumba is also a co-founder and member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
Councilman Lumumba is a nationally renowned attorney, who is licensed in both Mississippi and Michigan. He has represented clients in over 16 jurisdictions, including Canada and the Choctaw Court. Lumumba has won settlements and/or judgments for victims of medical malpractice, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and police misconduct. He has worked in high profile cases such as the representation of the late Tupac Shakur, the defense of former Black Panther heroine Assata Shakur, and the representation of Lance Parker in Los Angeles who was accused of assaulting Reginald Denny during the 1992 L.A. Riots.
Councilman Lumumba has also been a devoted husband and father. He is now widowed by his late wife, Nubia A. Lumumba, and he has three children Kambon Mutope, Rukia Kai, and Chokwe Antar.