By Charles W. Carey
This quantity summarizes the lives and political careers of greater than one hundred eighty very important African americans focused on politics. Entries current uncomplicated biographical info and concentrate on what the individual did that was once vital whereas she or he held (or ran for) place of work.
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Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive. ” Available online. htm. Downloaded April 1, 2009. , ed. Facts On File Encyclopedia of Black Women in America. New York: Facts On File, 1997. Bond, Julian (Horace Julian Bond) (1940– ) Georgia state senator Julian Bond is perhaps the most perplexing African-American political leader of all time. Handsome, witty, and articulate, he is the first black to have his name placed in nomination for national office by a major political party. Less than a decade later, he had dropped from sight on the national political scene.
Which found jobs for Washington’s unemployed black youths. In 1972, he married Mary Treadwell; they divorced four years later. In 1978, he married Effie Slaughter. They divorced as well, and in 1992 he married Cora Masters. Barry first ran for office in 1970 when he got elected to the citizen’s board of the city’s Pilot Police District Project, an effort to improve relations between Washington’s black-majority population and its white-majority police force. The following year he was elected to the city board of education, and from 1972 to 1974 he served as its president.
That same year he married Alice Clopton, with whom he had five children. For the next three years, he edited SNCC’s newspaper, Student Voice, and kept reporters across the Deep South well- provided with tapes and press releases. The census of 1960 mandated that Georgia redraw the districts for its state legislature, and in the process several black-majority districts were created in Atlanta. In 1964, Bond ran for one of those seats and was elected easily. S. Booker, Cory involvement in Vietnam, and his fellow legislators voted almost unanimously to deny him his seat on the grounds of treason and disorderly conduct.