Metro

Part Six: Power

For blacks in Boston, a power outage

The closest Boston has come to electing a black mayor was Melvin H. King in 1983. King lost the final election that year by 30 percentage points.
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The closest Boston has come to electing a black mayor was Melvin H. King in 1983. King lost the final election that year by 30 percentage points.