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Sat, 01.13.1990

America Elects Its First Black Governor

L. Douglas Wilder

On this date in 1990, Virginia became the first state in America to elect a Black man as its governor. Lawrence Douglas Wilder, a Richmond native, ran the state from 1990 to 1994. State law limits each governor’s service to one four-year term.

Wilder, a Virginia Union and Howard University graduate was the first Black elected to the Virginia Senate in 1969.

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Poetry Corner

I ply with all the cunning of my art this little thing, and with consummate care I fashion it-so that when I depart, Those who come after me shall... THE CRAFTSMAN by Marcus B. Christian.
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