CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials say they have landed a major convention next month of black mayors from across the country.
City and tourism leaders planned to discuss details of the upcoming National Conference of Black Mayors meeting at a Monday news conference. The group includes some 650 black mayors.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is a member of the group, whose 36th convention on May 12-16 will coincide with Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game weekend. The Cincinnati Reds host the St. Louis Cardinals on May 15.
In recent years Cincinnati has attracted several predominantly black convention groups, including the 2008 NAACP national meeting, after being subjected to a boycott soon after 2001 racial violence.