Celebration of the Life: Chokwe Lumumba
The memorial schedule is as follows:
THE BODY of CHOKWE LUMUMBA WILL LIE IN STATE
City of Jackson - City Hall
219 South President Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Friday, March 7, 2014
11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
City Hall - Josh Halbert Gardens
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Viewing Reopen Back to Public)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE
Jackson Convention Center
105 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Internment following the Celebration of Life Service
Autumn Woods Memorial Gardens
4000 West Northside Drive
Jackson, Mississippi, 39209
Special Hours of Reflection on the Life of Chokwe Lumumba
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 7:30pm - 10pm
Magee Fish House & Afrikan Art Gallery
Jackson Square Promenade
2460 Terry Road
Biography from "The Root"
Chokwe Lumumba died suddenly of heart failure last week at the age of 66. The black nationalist, who at one time advocated for a separate nation for blacks inside the U.S., was elected mayor of Jackson, Miss., last year . . . He believed in the people and in the power of the people, and that belief resulted in his overwhelming popularity with the people and in his significant and growing political cachet, which he was determined to turn into social and economic change. (Read the entire article at the following link.)