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  • 35 years ago today: Dutch Morial sworn in as city's first African-American mayoradd to reading list  

    Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Updated Wednesday, May 1 at 1:04 PM

    He ushered in a new era at New Orleans City Hall, exactly 35 years ago today. Ernest “Dutch” Morial was sworn in as the city’s first African-American mayor, on the steps of City Hall – May 1, 1978.