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Moseley Braun, Carol (1947–)

Carol Moseley Braun was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate. During her groundbreaking political career, Moseley Braun worked as an Illinois state legislator, a congresswoman, and an ambassador. She also campaigned for the presidency in 2003.

Carol Moseley Braun graduated from the Chicago public school system and attended the University of Illinois–Chicago, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1972. Moseley Braun was elected to represent the Hyde Park section of Chicago in the Illinois state General Assembly in 1978. After 10 years in the state legislature, she was elected the Cook County recorder of deeds. Moseley Braun was the first woman and first African American politician ...

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