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www.amistadresource.org/the_future_in_the_present/black_politics.html

Only a generation before, blacks had been all but invisible in government; now they ran many of America's major cities, held more than thirty congressional seats , and would soon hold more than ten thousand elective offices throughout the nation. The new black leadership in electoral politics would prove to be an important ...

educationalequity.org/blog/how-i-learned-believe-my-ability-lead

Last year, I was debating if I should run for University City School Board. I was interested — but I had doubts. “Why me? Am I qualified enough?” I wondered. Was I ready to lead? During that time, I had the opportunity to participate in two LEE programs — Lead to Serve and the African American Political Leadership Program ...

www.lva.virginia.gov/public/trailblazers/listing.htm

Florence Saunders Farley has fought against racism and bias to open doors in science and politics for African American women in Virginia. James Farmer (1920 –1999), Spotsylvania County Civil rights leader. As director of the Congress of Racial Equality and as initiator of the Freedom Rides, James Farmer played a critical ...

www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/only-two-african-americans-have-been-elected-governor-these-md-democrats-are-vying-for-a-chance-to-become-the-third/2017/09/30/f97e9aa4-7abc-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html

Sep 30, 2017 ... Black political leaders in Maryland are watching closely, aware that some African American candidates who have run statewide in the past say they have not felt fully supported by the Democratic establishment. Political leaders say they are worried that Baker and Jealous could split the all-important black ...

www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/12/03/african-american-leaders-deliver-black-agenda-for-obamas-second-term

Dec 3, 2012 ... Al Sharpton and other black leaders announced their wish list Monday for Obama's second term. ... [ENJOY: Political Cartoons on President Obama] ... Sharpton also compared the new black agenda with the Civil Rights March on Washington, a major demonstration by African-American civil rights groups in ...

time.com/4551817/50-women-political-history

Mar 8, 2017 ... As Americans mark Women's History Month, we look back at 50 women who made political history in the U.S., from the 18th century to today. ... As the first African-American woman elected to Congress, she represented a overwhelmingly Democratic constituency in a newly redistricted Brooklyn ...

www.michaeloart.com/15-underrated-african-american-leaders

Aug 14, 2016 ... Political Leaders. Ella Baker. Ella Baker and SNCC - 15 Underrated African American Leaders. The name Ella Baker tends to be mentioned only during Black History Month if at all. However, Ms. Baker was a true Civil Rights icon. And one of the movement's most important leaders in the 1950's and 60's.

study.com/academy/lesson/african-americans-in-the-progressive-era-issues-leaders.html

The Progressive Era, from approximately 1900 to 1918, was marked by a movement to correct social, economic and political problems in America. However, one area in need of reform that was mostly overlooked by white Progressives was the plight of African Americans. For example, can you imagine not being allowed to ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/liam-miller/african-american-leaders-in-vermont_b_9300672.html

Feb 24, 2016 ... Patrick Brown, executive director of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center, has this to say about Bernie Sanders: “We are all so proud of him.” Brown has been organizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events since the early 90s; speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Anita Hill, and ...