VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: CAROL MOSELEY BRAUNadmin2021-12-14T12:58:28-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Carol Moseley Braun
“I never understood why our society would relegate fully half the population to a ‘lesser than’ position.”
Attorney, educator, advocate for social change. The first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992. The catalyst for convincing the Senate Judiciary Committee not to renew a design patent for the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) because it contained the Confederate flag in 1993. Appointed U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa by President Bill Clinton in 1999. Ran for president as a Democrat in the 2004 presidential election.
Interviewed by Kathy Rand, VFA Executive VP, November 2021
Photo 1. Carol Moseley Braun campaign button for the U.S. Senate representing Illinois, 1992. Photo 2. Supreme Court nominee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (left) is greeted by the first two women to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee – Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL), right – on July 20, 1993 prior to the opening of Ginsburg’s confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Reuters)