Charles Burris

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: first black mayor of Stone Mountain, Georgia, the city once widely considered as a symbol of racism because it was the birthplace of the modern Ku Klux Klan, who first ran for mayor in 1997 and was elected when he surprisingly won the support of James Venable, former Imperial Wizard of the National Knights of the KKK, but lost his bid for re-election in 2001 and relocated to Maryland in 2003.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from post-surgery related to amyloidosis

 

Born: March 5, 1951

 

Died: February 19, 2009

 

Location: Annapolis, Maryland