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Newton’s First African-American Governance …

I saw this tweet recently that said Newton, MA was the only city to have an African-American Mayor, Governor AND President. We are making history!

And I think they are all Firsts!

 

First Black President: Barack Obama

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First Black Governor of Massachusetts: Deval Patrick.

The first African-American Governor was Douglas Wilder of Virginia in 1990.

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 image from DC Clothesline

First Black Mayor of Newton, MA: Setti Warren

The first African-American mayor was Pierre Caliste Landry of  Donaldsonville, Louisiana in 1868.

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AND, the three of them together making history!

first black president, first black governor of massachusetts, first black mayor of Newton MA all together

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