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By Charles W. Carey

This quantity summarizes the lives and political careers of greater than a hundred and eighty very important African american citizens curious about politics. Entries current simple biographical info and concentrate on what the individual did that used to be vital whereas she or he held (or ran for) workplace.

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The following year he accepted the post of assistant prosecuting attorney for Hamilton County, which surrounds Cincinnati. In 1945 he gained a bit of national acclaim when he was asked to defend three black Army Air Corps pilots, part of a unit known today as the Tuskegee Airmen. These officers were being court-martialed for protesting their exclusion from the officers’ club at Freeman Field in Seymour, Indiana. Although one of the three was convicted, Berry managed to get the other two acquitted.

In 2010, Belton became the vice president of community relations and government affairs for Thomson Reuters, an information company based in New York City. Further Reading Luna, Christopher. ” Current Biography 62 (January 2001), pp. 73–76. Berry, Ted (Theodore Moody Berry) (1905–2000) mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio Ted Berry was the first African American to serve as Cincinnati’s mayor. He was also a prominent 16 Berry, Ted civil rights lawyer and one of the generals of President Lyndon B. ” Berry was born on November 8, 1905, in Maysville, Kentucky.

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. Bond’s interest in politics seems to have been motivated mostly by his larger interest in civil rights, while his personal ambitions tend more toward the “quiet arts” of poetry and scholarship.

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