Daily Archives: October 22, 2016

Saturday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Governor L. Douglas Wilder

Today’s Black Political Trailblazer is L. Douglas Wilder. On January 14, 1990, L. Douglas Wilder was sworn in as governor of Virginia, joining a line that includes Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and Harry F. Byrd. Wilder became Virginia’s 66th governor … Continue reading

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