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Tue, 11.07.1989

America elects its first Black Governor

L. Douglas Wilder

On this date in 1989, 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 graduate of Virginia Union and Howard University, also was the first Black elected to the Virginia Senate in 1969.

Jet Magazine,
Chicago, Ill.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

God morning heartache, you old gloomy sight. Good morning heartache, tho't we said goodbye last night. I tossed and turned until it seemed you had gone, but here you... GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE by Irene Higginbotham.
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