November 2005
Jet;11/14/2005, Vol. 108 Issue 20, p22
This article presents information about two important Black history dates this week in November. On November 7, 1989 L. Douglas Wilder was the first Black elected as a state governor in U.S. history when won the race for governor of Virginia. He defeated Gen. J. Marshall Coleman. He is currently the mayor of his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. On Nov. 6, 1966 Edward W. Brooke became the first Black senator elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. Brooke was an officer serving in Italy during World War II. After the war he entered Boston University Law School and eventually served as a Massachusetts senator from 1967 to 1979.


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