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Tue, 11.06.1990

A Black Woman Mayor of Washington D.C. is Elected

Sharon Pratt Dixon

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

Dixon was sworn into 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.

To become a Political Scientist.

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Poetry Corner

Very soon the Yankee teachers Came down and set up school; But oh! LEARNING TO READ by Frances E. W. Harper.
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