“I grew up in a working-poor family that struggled to make ends meet, despite getting the education they were told they needed to have to move forward.”
Stacey Abrams made history last night as the first Black woman to gain the Democratic party’s nomination for Governor. If elected in November, she will be the first Black woman Governor of Georgia.
Abrams said that she is on a mission to ‘change what the face of leadership looks like.’
Douglas Wilder was the first Black man to be elected as Governor in the U.S and was sworn in on January 13th, 1990 in Virginia. Below is the CBS Evening News coverage from that day.