Strategists, donors, well-wishers and social media advocates helped to propel Morehouse College alumnus Randall Woodfin to a stunning victory to become Birmingham’s youngest mayor since 1893. But the machine behind his victory was activated by fellow Morehouse Men. From an AL.com profile.
Morehouse alumni from Washington, D.C.-based Pine Street Strategies served as his political strategists. Former classmates who live in Houston, St. Louis and D.C. hosted campaign fundraisers. Other alumni from as far away as Los Angeles and Philadelphia donated to his campaign.
“One brother calls another brother,” said Woodfin’s former classmate Jarrod Loadholt, an attorney who works for Pine Street Strategies. They help whether a brother is running for political office or seeking a new job. “For black men there is no network like that,” he said.