Category : Politics

Politics

Loretta Lynch

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Loretta Lynch, in full Loretta Elizabeth Lynch, (born May 21, 1959, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.), an American lawyer who was the first African American woman...
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Sharon Pratt Dixon

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Sharon Pratt Dixon was born on January 30, 1944, in Washington, D.C. to parents Carlisle Pratt and Mildred (Petticord) Pratt.  Carlisle was a Washington, D.C....
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Kurt L. Schmoke

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Kurt L. Schmoke, born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1949, came from a middle-class background.  His father, Murray, a civilian chemist for the U.S. Army, was...
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Roland Wallace Burris

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On January 15, 2009, Roland Wallace Burris was sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Illinois. Burris’s appointment made him the third African American U.S....
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Woodrow Wilson Goode

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Best known as the first African American Mayor of Philadelphia, Woodrow Wilson Goode was born in 1938 into a family of tenant farmers near the...
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Richard Arrington

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Richard Arrington, the first African American mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, was born in Livingston, Alabama on October 19, 1934, to sharecroppers.  He received a Bachelor’s...
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Willie L. Brown, Jr.

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Political leader The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr. was born on March 20, 1934, in Mineola, Texas to Minnie Collins Boyd and Willie Lewis Brown,...