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New Mayor of Birmingham - Randall Woodfin - to Speak at Alabama State University (486 hits)

Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham is the speaker for ASU's Thomas C. Steward Distinguished Lecture Series. He is the youngest elected mayor in Birmingham's modern history. News reporters: Come early and get an interview BEFORE the event begins.

WHEN: Monday (April 16), at 11 a.m.
WHERE: ASU's Ralph David Abernathy College of Education's auditorium (on Harris Way, near the Carter Hill entrance).

The newly elected mayor of Birmingham - the Honorable Randall Woodfin - will be the keynote speaker at Alabama State University's acclaimed Thomas C. Steward Distinguished Lecture Series on Monday (April 16), at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Ralph David Abernathy College of Education.

Local historians have proclaimed that he is the youngest person to be elected Birmingham's mayor in its modern history. Mayor Woodfin was elected to the city of Birmingham's highest office on Oct. 3, 2017 and was inaugurated on Nov. 28.

BACKGROUND OF MAYOR WOODFIN
Born and raised in Birmingham, Woodfin is a product of its public schools and of America's HBCU's. He attended Morehouse College, and while there was elected as its Student Government Association president. Upon graduation, he attended and earned his law degree from Birmingham's Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

He has served much of his life as a public servant by doing such things as working as a staff member at the City of Birmingham’s Division of Youth Services, being elected to the Birmingham City Council; serving as an assistant city attorney for the City of Birmingham, and being elected as the president of the Birmingham Board of Education.

ABOUT THE ASU STEWARD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
The Thomas C. Steward Distinguished Lecture Series is named in honor of the Rev. Thomas C. Steward, a young white American Missionary Association teacher from Ohio, who searched the town of Marion, Ala., for pupils and with the help of the Freedman’s Bureau, opened a school in the city's Old Methodist Church in 1867. Steward was the first principal/president of The Lincoln Normal School of Marion, the institution that would one day become Alabama State University.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Wednesday, April 11th 2018 at 6:40PM
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