Category : Politics

Politics

Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Eleanor Holmes Norton, née Eleanor Holmes, (born June 13, 1937, Washington, D.C., U.S.), American lawyer and politician who broke several gender and racial barriers during...
Education History Politics

Wentworth Cheswell

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Wentworth Cheswell (11 April 1746 – 8 March 1817) was an African-American teacher, coroner, scrivener, assessor, auditor, moderator, selectman and Justice Of The Peace. He was the only...
Politics

Willie W. Herenton

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Born Willie W. Herenton, April 23, 1940, in Mem phis, TN; married Ida Jones; children: Errol, Rodney, and Andrea. Education: LeMoyne-Owen College, B.S., 1963; Memphis...
Politics

Ronald “Ron” Kirk

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Ronald “Ron” Kirk is the U.S. Trade Representative for U.S. President Barack Obama. Kirk was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 18, 2009, and...
Politics

Freeman Robertson Bosley, Jr.

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Born Freeman Robertson Bosley, Jr., July 20, 1954, in St. Louis, MO; son of Freeman (a businessman and city alderman) and Marjorie (Robertson) Bosley; married...
Politics

Lee Patrick Brown

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Lee Patrick Brown was one of the leading law-enforcement executives in the United States before Houston voters elected him as the first African American mayor...
Education Politics Science

Louis Wade Sullivan

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After witnessing poverty and discrimination in Depression-era Georgia, Louis Wade Sullivan committed his career to education and public service, rising to become Secretary of Health...
Civil Rights Politics

Busing

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Busing, also called desegregation busing, in the United States, the practice of transporting students to schools within or outside their local school districts as a...