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Stockbridge seats all-black council

Stockbridge has an all-black City Council for the first time in its history.
Stockbridge has an all-black City Council for the first time in its history.

The Stockbridge City Council made history recently. After the ceremonial swearing-in for the new mayor and two returning council members at the Jan. 8 regular meeting, the city has an all-black council for the first time ever.

Anthony Ford became Stockbridge’s first black mayor after winning election in November following a four-year term as a councilman. LaKeisha Gantt won re-election to another council term at that time, and Alphonso Thomas returned to the council after a two-year hiatus with a win in November. Other council members now at the midway point of their terms are Elton Alexander, John Blount and Neat Robinson.