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From Pinchback to McTeer-Hudson???

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2009 at 6:00 am

P.B.S. Pinchback paved the way for many others to consider holding office as a non-white. P.B.S. Pinchback, governor of Louisiana, became the first African American governor of any state. Though Pinchback’s term only lasted some 35 days (he completed Henry Warmoth’s term while he underwent impeachment proceedings), he opened a door to infinite possibilities. But those infinite possibilites have been limited, have been bound. Since Pinchback, there have only been 3 other African American governors–the first elected African American governor, Douglas Wilder, the second elected African American governor Deval Patrick, and David Patterson. Can we add Mississippi to the list? Mississippi’s 8th largest city, Greenville has been the site of much excitement–in large part due to Mayor Heather McTeer-Hudson. McTeer-Hudson confirmed that she has been approached and is cotemplating seeking Mississippi’s highest office. With Governor Barbour entering the last two years in office, Mississippi’s governor’s race should prove to be wide open and very exciting.

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