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Tue, 11.06.1990

Black woman mayor of Washington D.C. elected

Sharon Pratt Dixon

On this date in 1990, Sharon Pratt Dixon was elected as the mayor of Washington D.C.

Dixon was sworn in to the position on January 2, 1991, and became the second Black woman to serve as mayor of a major American city.  Carrie Saxon-Perry of Hartford, CT was the first in 1987.

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