Morehouse Grad Makes History As First Black Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama

Amanda Cooper
October 09, 2019 - 5:51 pm

(Photo Credit: Steven Reed for Mayor Facebook)


Many in Montgomery, Alabama are basking in historic glee as the city elected its first African American Mayor. According to unofficial results, Steven L. Reed defeated Television Station Owner, David Woods, with 67% of the votes in a nonpartisan runoff election. The newly-elected mayor is a graduate of Morehouse and while at the all-male college played football and was a member of Omega Psi Phi through the Theta Alpha Chapter. He earned his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt and became the first black probate judge in Montgomery County. His father, Joe Reed, is a longtime leader of the black caucus of the state Democratic Party.

Reed will be sworn in on Nov. 12.