Voters in Montgomery, Alabama just made history…
Electing the city’s first African American mayor:
Steven L. Reed, seen here addressing reporters.
Reed already blazed trails as the county’s first black judge.
Now, according to unofficial totals, he will take the mayor’s office with an estimated 67 percent of the vote.
Reed says he’s hopeful for the city’s future.
“We’re excited,” the mayor-elect told reporters. “We’re ecstatic about turnout. We’re ecstatic about the vision we put forward for the city of Montgomery, excited about the future, we’re excited about our possibilities and what we can achieve together.”
Montgomery — known both as a stronghold of the Confederacy and the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement.