Thursday, February 12, 2009

We needed her to elect him: BLACK PEOPLE WHO MATTERED

Carole Moseley-Braun

Was born in 1947. In 1992 Moseley-Braun was elected a Demorcrat Senator from Illinois, becoming the first African American woman to sit in the U.S. Senate and only the second African American since Reconstruction to be a Senator. The daughter of a Chicago police officer, Moseley-Braun received a law degree from the University of Chicago and worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office, where she won the Special Achievement Award. In 1978 she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives, where she was voted Best Legislator each of the ten years she served. In 1988 she became the first African American to hold high office in Cook County when she was elected Cook County Recorder of Deeds, an important stepping stone to her Senate race. Without people like her it would have never been possible for Barack Obama. People you can be who ever and what ever you wanna be in life. Make a difference, do your research and KEEP HOPE ALIVE ;)...because YOU are somebody!! PEACE & LOVE HAPPPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!