While wearing the most poppin' fro, Georgia’s Mariah Parker took her oath of office for the state’s District 2 County Commissioner on the steps of City Hall in downtown Athens, Georgia.
Parker, who won by 13 votes, not only had her mother, Mattie Parker, hold The Autobiography of Malcolm X for her swearing-in ceremony but her other hand held a fist in the air. That's unapologetic AF.
And y’all say voting doesn’t matter . . . After winning by just 13 votes Mariah Parker takes her oath of office for County Commissioner District 2 with her hand on the autobiography of Malcolm X and her mother Mattie Parker by her side on the steps of City Hall in downtown Athens, GA. #MariahParker #MalcolmX #AutobiographyOfMalcolmX #AthensGeorgia #Vote
The young community activist has big plans to paint the town of Athens more progressively, and says so on her website:
"It's time for a new vision for Athens, one where we finally address the poverty and discrimination that hold our community back."
We're excited to see what Parker will do to be the change she wants to see in her community.