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Friday, October 26, 2012
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Senator Edward Brooke Born

On this day in 1919, Edward Brooke, III, the only African-American to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress, was born. A decorated veteran, he graduated from the BU School of Law in 1948 and began practicing in Roxbury. In 1966, after serving as the nation's first African-American state Attorney General, Brooke achieved another first: He became...
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