The Root 100 names Randall Woodfin to their annual list

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has been listed as one of the most influential African Americans in America by The Root 100.

The annual list, ranks innovators, leaders, public figures and game changers ages 25 to 45 who are breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation. The Magic City mayor took home the no.32 spot for 2018.

“This year’s list of honorees is a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness, at a time when the political and cultural landscape has grown even more hostile to the idea of black achievement,” wrote The Root 100.

The list described the 37-year old Woodfin is “a shining example of the new progressivism sweeping the South.” Here’s a little of what they had to say:

On paper, Randall Woodfin wasn’t supposed to win…

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