Today In History: 3 November 1992 Moseley Braun Becomes First African-American Woman Elected to United States Senate

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Moseley Braun became the first African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate

On November 3, 1992, Moseley Braun became the first African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate, defeating Republican Richard S. Williamson.

Carol Moseley Braun is a 74 years old (August 16, 1947) broke new ground in 1993, becoming the first African American woman to serve as U.S. senator. In 2005 Barack Obama of Illinois became the fifth African American to serve and third to be popularly elected. Moseley Braun married to Michael Braun.

Decatur, Georgia, U.S. Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Rebecca Ann Latimer Felton (June 10, 1835 – January 24, 1930) was an American writer, lecturer, reformer, slave owner, white supremacist and politician who became the first woman to serve in the United States Senate, although she served for only one day.

Moseley Braun is the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. Along with Republican Edward Brooke, she was one of two African Americans to serve in the Senate in the 20th century. Moseley Braun was the sole African American in the Senate during her tenure.