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David Alexander Paterson

May 20th in African American History – David Alexander Paterson

May 20, 1954 David Alexander Paterson, the first African American Governor of New York and the second legally blind Governor of any state, was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of three months, Paterson contracted an infection which left him with no sight in his left eye and limited vision in his right. […]

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Deval Patrick

November 7th in African American History – Deval Patrick

November 7, 2006 Deval Patrick was elected the first African American Governor of Massachusetts and the second African American governor in the United States. Patrick was born July 31, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois and while in middle school was referred to A Better Chance, a national organization for developing leaders among academically gifted students of […]

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