Maywood Mourns First Black Mayor: ‘Because of Him We Thought More of Ourselves’

Sunday, November 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Hundreds of mourners gathered at Maywood’s Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave., on Saturday to celebrate the life of Joe W. Freelon, Sr., Maywood’s first African American mayor. Freelon, who died on Nov. 18 of natural causes, was 87 years old. Born on Sept. 15, 1929, in Grenada, Mississippi, Freelon was one of 13 … Continue reading Maywood Mourns First Black Mayor: ‘Because of Him We Thought More of Ourselves’