By Charles W. Carey
This quantity summarizes the lives and political careers of greater than a hundred and eighty very important African americans fascinated with politics. Entries current simple biographical facts and concentrate on what the individual did that used to be vital whereas she or he held (or ran for) place of work.
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Gov. Downloaded April 28, 2010. Explorations in Black Leadership. “Sanford D. ” Available online. virginia. uid=2. Downloaded April 19, 2009. Grann, David. “Whose Bishop? ” The New Republic 215 (November 4, 1996): 18. ” Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report 51 (January 16, 1993, supplement): 75. Blackwell, Ken Blackwell, Ken (J. Kenneth Blackwell) (1948– ) Ohio secretary of state Ken Blackwell has held a variety of offices in municipal, state, and national government. He made history in 2006 when he became the first African American to run for governor of Ohio on a major party ticket.
Army and fought as an infantryman during the Korean War. Discharged the following year, he returned to the docks and was promoted to foreman. He got involved in Local 1332 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, gradually working his way up through the union’s ranks from trustee to vice president and business agent. In 1973, he was elected local president, a position he held for the next 18 years. Blackwell’s union activity led him into politics, and in 1973 he decided to run for office.
He was also a prominent 16 Berry, Ted civil rights lawyer and one of the generals of President Lyndon B. ” Berry was born on November 8, 1905, in Maysville, Kentucky. Nothing is known about his parents except that his mother, a deaf-mute housekeeper, was raped by his father, a white farmer. As a young boy he moved with his mother to Cincinnati where he grew up. To help support the family, he did a variety of odd jobs while attending school. After graduating as his high school’s first black valedictorian, he went to work in a steel mill in Newport, just across the Ohio River in Kentucky.
African-American Political Leaders by Charles W. Carey