November 7, 2017, was a breakthrough and historic day for African-Americans everywhere as the country witnessed history in the making. Take a look at these African-American politicians who are changing the face of politics today!
Making History: African American Politicians Breaking Boundaries (Photos) was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Yvonne Spicer
Framingham Massachusetts first mayor and first mayor of color!
2. Justin Fairfax
First African-American Lt. Governor of Virginia!
3. Melvin Carter
First Black mayor of St. Paul Minnesota!
4. Sheila Oliver
First Black Lt. Governor of New Jersey!
5. Andrea Jenkins
First openly trans woman of color to be elected to the city council of any major U.S. city! She was elected as councilmen to Minneapolis Minnesota.
6. Vy Lyles
First African-American woman to be elected as mayor of Charlotte, NC!
7. Wilmont Collins
An immigrant from Liberia, Wilmont became the first Black mayor in Montana’s history!
8. Brendon Barber
The first African-American mayor of Georgetown South Carolina!
9. Johnathan McColler
First African-American mayor of Statesboro, GA history!
10. Mary Parham Copelan
Mary Parham Copelan became the first African-American mayor in Milledgeville, GA!
11. Brooker Gainor
The first African-American elected mayor in Cairo, Georgia!