TITLE

Carol Moseley Braun

AUTHOR(S)
Monroe, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
August 2020
SOURCE
Our States: Illinois;8/31/2020, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Report
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on United States Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), who served just one term as the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, but continued to make her mark on American politics and policy after she left the Capitol. The biographical information details Braun's early life and childhood, as well as how her career path led her into politics. Braun advocated those things she championed while serving in the Illinois legislature: education, civil rights, and reform. Her Education Infrastructure Act was designed to physically rebuild the nation's public schools. She also penned legislation to provide vocational education to those receiving welfare, and to help businesses owned by women and minorities to secure federal contracts. Questions were raised regarding the financing of her election campaign, and her trip to Nigeria to meet its dictatorial leader. These controversies, combined with a concerted Republican effort to unseat her, led to the failure of her 1998 reelection campaign.
ACCESSION #
11061439

 

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