Opinion: The Black Trailblazer Is Alive and Well in American Politics


The Green Room was filled with cheerful greetings amongst the many champions of public policy.

Provocative conversations about China's economy and its impact on the US economy, Nannie Helen Burroughs cultural impact and the chasms between the Republican establishment and Tea Party radicals were fervent and boisterous.

Amidst the afternoon's electricity, a 5-year-old girl named Unique stood, bracing herself between two chairs, awaiting the opportunity of her life. How great it would be to return to her DC charter school to tell all that she had met her favorite Trailblazer.

Was she waiting for the elegant, former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll? No.


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