August 2001
Black Heroes;2001, p82
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An encyclopedia entry for Edward W. Brooke is presented. He was a World War II officer, a Massachusetts state attorney general, a lawyer and a U.S. senator. Born as Edward William Brooke III on October 26, 1919, in Washington, D.C., Brooke grew up with his parents and older sister in a middle-class neighborhood. According to Brooke, he was a happy child and although he was aware that he was African American, he did not know that he was underprivileged.


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