Reverend A.L. Davis, one of the leaders in the Civil Rights movement in New Orleans, was the first African-American to serve on the New Orleans City Council after Oscar Dunn in 1867. He was appointed to the District “B” seat on the City Council in 1975 during a vacancy, and was officially elected to the seat in 1976.

Photographer unknown, Mayor Ernest N. Morial Photograph Collection, City Archives & Special Collections, New Orleans Public Library

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