Keisha Lance Bottoms

Place of Birth: Keisha Lance

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 18, 1970

Ethnicity: African-American

Keisha Lance Bottoms is an American politician and lawyer. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served as Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, since January 2, 2018.

Keisha is the daughter of Sylvia Robinson and Major Lance, an R&B singer and songwriter. Among her ancestors is Shepherd Peek, a freed black man from a plantation near Crawfordville. He may have served in the Georgia state legislature during Reconstruction.

She is married to Derek W. Bottoms, with whom she has four children, who are adopted.

Keisha’s paternal grandfather was named Preston Mike Lance. Preston was born in Mississippi.

Keisha’s paternal grandmother was named Lucendy/Lucinda Wiley. Lucinda was born in Louisiana.

Keisha’s maternal grandfather was named Clifford Robinson (the son of Viola Robinson). Clifford was born in Georgia.

Keisha’s maternal grandmother was Ramona Peek (the daughter of John Franklin Peek and Anna Nora “Annie” Thompson). Ramona was born in Georgia. John was the son of Shepherd Peek and Elizabeth “Betsy” Peek.

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