Thomas, Johnny B.

JOHNNY B. THOMAS, born on November 30, 1953, is a native of Glendora and is currently the town’s mayor. He attended Mississippi Valley State University and, in the 1970s, became a political and civil rights activist. He has the distinction of being elected Tallahatchie County’s first African American County Supervisor, first African American Constable (1975), Alderman (1980), and the second African American mayor (1982). He is also president of the Tallahatchie County Branch of the NAACP.