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WATCH: Wave Of African American Women Elected In Tennessee – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel


WATCH: Wave Of African American Women Elected In Tennessee

MSNBC Correspondent Trymaine Lee talks to 8 of the 20 women who’ve already won in races in Shelby County this year.

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Connie Mitchell, first African-American woman elected in Monroe County, dies at 90



Mrs. Constance "Connie" Mitchell, the first African-American woman to be elected in Monroe County and a forceful personality who navigated in …
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First African American Minority Caucus Leader Elected


NASHVILLE, TENN. — The Democratic Caucus elected not only its first African American minority leader, but the first African American woman to hold the position in Tennessee history.

State representative Karen Camper won the position on Sunday Nov. 25 during the caucus election. She’s been a state representative for Memphis since 2008.

“My first thought was I was honored that they had the confidence in me to be the new leader,” said Camper.

She said she’s always wanted to be a politician out of a desire to help people.

Camper speaks softly, but has a hearty laugh. She told a NewsChannel 5 reporter she never thought she would be a part of Tennessee history, but believes she can use the position to empower other women.

“Cause these little girls who are going to be looking up to me. A lot of young…

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Mary Frances White makes history as city's first elected African-American



Mary Frances White has made history as the first African-American to be elected to public office in Lincoln County. She and Dr. Jim Watson will be …
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First African-American elected sheriff sworn in the Bergen County


Anthony Cureton makes history as the first African-American elected sheriff in Bergen County. Cureton was sworn in last Tuesday during a ceremony in Hackensack by State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

Winning in a landslide, Cureton beat Republican and Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo. “I knew what I had to do, as far as being a foot soldier, getting on the ground and doing what I had to do,” Cureton said when he won. “I’ve dealt with people in many different forums.”

Before winning, Cureton was president of Bergen County’s NAACP. He stepped down from the role because of the civil rights organization’s policy prohibiting elected officials from serving as chapter leaders.

Cureton’s win has been called a form of poetic justice in Bergen County. He ran for sheriff…

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Gwen Collins-Greenup looking to become first African-American woman elected to statewide office






LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A runoff to become Louisiana’s next Secretary of State is set for Saturday,…

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