Bell served several terms on the Birmingham City Council. In 1985, he became the first African American to serve as president of the Birmingham City Council, having been elected to that position by the members of the council.
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Historic elections for Irondale and Pleasant Grove? Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 3:25 PM PDT. IRONDALE, Ala. (WBRC) - It was history in the making in a pair of elections Tuesday in Jefferson County. Irondale elected its first African American mayor and Pleasant Grove put three African Americans on the city council making them the first people of color to serve on the council in the city’s history.
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