Freeman Bosley Jr. is born

July 20

On July 20, 1954, Freeman Bosley Jr., the first African American mayor of St. Louis, Missouri was born.

Freeman Bosley Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps by pursuing a career in politics. His father, Bosley Sr. served as an alderman before running for mayor in 1985. Despite his fathers failed efforts, Bosley Jr. was elected the mayor of St. Louis in 1993, becoming the first black mayor of the city. Along with advocating for crime reduction and better education, Bosley Jr. led the relocation efforts of the NFL Rams in the 1990’s. In 2014, Bosley Jr. faced some legal challenges that resulted in his law license being suspended until 2016. Today, Bosley Jr. hosts the Freeman Bosley Jr. Show available on Youtube. 


Sources

The Honorable Freeman Bosley, Jr.

Missouri Supreme Court reinstates former Mayor Bosley’s law license

Did You Know the First African

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