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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.

Reference:
Jet Magazine,
Chicago, Ill.
11/2004

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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