By Charles W. Carey
This quantity summarizes the lives and political careers of greater than one hundred eighty very important African american citizens thinking about politics. Entries current uncomplicated biographical info and concentrate on what the individual did that used to be very important whereas she or he held (or ran for) workplace.
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He ran for mayor in 1979 and 1991 but was defeated both times. In 1991, Bill graY resigned from Congress to become executive director of the United Negro College Fund. Blackwell ran in the special election to fill the vacancy and was easily elected. ” As a congressman, he focused on issues relating to labor. In 1993 he introduced a bill to establish a 30-hour workweek. At the time, many working people were being laid off because of a recession, and his bill was supported by organized labor because it promised to keep people on the job.
Over the next four years he pursued a doctorate in chemistry while teaching at various colleges. While a student at Fisk, Barry helped organize the Nashville chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In 1960, he helped organize Nashville’s first lunch counter sit-in. That year he, ella Baker, and others cofounded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), with Barry as its first national chairman. , to become director of the local SNCC chapter.
528–530. Payne, J. Gregory, and Scott C. Ratzan. Tom Bradley, the Impossible Dream: A Biography. : Roundtable Publishing Company, 1986. S. S. history. S. senator in Massachusetts, populated mostly with white Roman Catholic Democrats. As a senator, he was criticized for not taking a greater role in the Civil Rights movement and for not supporting his party at certain critical moments. He refused, however, to act “black” or “Republican” on the grounds that his duty called him to serve all his constituents, not just the ones who looked or thought like him.