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Dents broke political race barrier

...changed the face of Richmond County politics in the mid-20th century as they individually broke color barriers. Benjamin Linton Dent, better known as "B.L.," in 1965 took the oath of office and became the first black elected official of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/14/met_265565.shtml
Metro
Benjamin L. Dent and Richard A. Dent

...difficult times. They easily are two of the most-respected people who ever came out of Augusta's black community. Benjamin Linton Dent, better known as "B.L.," is credited with being the first black person in Georgia to take advantage of changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/01/op_277124.shtml
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