The 28 Faces of Black Women – Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun

February marks the celebration of Black History month. As a sorority who believe in “Excellence Through Unity”, it is only fitting that we take the time to present some of the notable women in African-American History.

Each day this month, we will present a short biography on famous, inspiring, and world-changing African-American women throughout history.

Today, we would like to introduce you to Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun.


Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun is a politician and lawyer, who represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate from 1993-1999. Her election victory made her the first African-American woman to serve as a senator of any state in the U.S. She is also the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator in an election, as well as being the first female Senator from Illinois. Braun also served as the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand.

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