Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: Greater Burlington Multicultural Center Presents Carol Moseley Braun

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Burlington celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the First Unitarian Universalist Society with keynote speaker Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American woman to be elected to the United States Senate.

About Carol Moseley Braun:
Carol Moseley Braun served in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999 as a Democrat from Illinois. Born in Chicago in 1947, Moseley Braun came of age in the midst of the civil rights movement and pursued a career in law. She became an Illinois state representative in 1977 and then served four years as Recorder of Deeds for Cook County, Illinois, the first African American elected to a Cook County executive position.
In 1992 she defeated both the Democratic incumbent and the Republican challenger for a seat in the U.S. Senate, becoming the first female senator from Illinois and the first African American woman to serve in the Senate. As a senator, Moseley Braun sponsored progressive education bills and campaigned for gun control.
In 1999, she became the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, a position she held until 2001. Moseley Braun ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004, but she withdrew from the race, endorsing Howard Dean instead.

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