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The United States Senate has had ten African-American elected or appointed office holders. ..... A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from ... Distinguished African American Political and Governmental Leaders.


Civil rights leaders are influential figures in the promotion and implementation of political .... STAR co-founder, AIDS activist with ACT UP · Fred Hampton (1948– 1969) – American NAACP youth leader and Black Panther activist, organizer, ...


BET.com celebrates the top 25 Blacks in politics. ... Check out our list of African American leaders making a difference in Politics. 2/26. Valerie Bowman Jarrett.


Feb 29, 2016 ... Even as an African-American sits in the most powerful position in our nation, there are those who ask if African-American leadership is in crisis.


One of the most important aspects of Reconstruction was the active participation of African Americans (including thousands of former slaves) in the political, ...


From the earliest days of the African presence in the United States, blacks have contributed to the fiber of American culture, ... Political leader, educator, author.


Black Political Leaders of the 1800s & Early 1900s. By David Kenneth. Booker T. Washington controlled the funding for African American education.


Mar 21, 2011 ... The top 15 civil rights leaders of the 21st century: Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, ... and political leaders have been otherwise stumped on how to do so. .... Robinson 's 2001 book The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks brought ...


From sport to literature, politics to art, black women have been there and continue to 'do that.' Take a look at our list of 30 black female leaders. 1. Bessie ...