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Columbia's Wilson Home is museum with themes

...whole. In 1868, before the Wilson family moved to Columbia, state Republican Chairman Benjamin F. Randolph, a black legislator, was assassinated. Then in 1871, the state legislature approved a monument to Randolph.That same year, Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-03-27/columbias-wilson-home-mu
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Today in regional history: Feb. 10, 1974 State Rep. Richard A. Dent is one black legislator who is optimistic about the future of this country. Interested in government since childhood "even though I couldn't participate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/10/met_442377.shtml
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Charles Walker

...Services Committee, thus helping to direct additional monies to area medical facilities. He also became the first black legislator to serve on the six-member House-Senate Budget Conference Committee. After the 1998 election of his ally, Gov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/01/op_277084.shtml
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Ga. Senate Democratic leader drafts Mike Thurmond to head party

...another Athens native, Jane Kidd. Brown said Thurmond developed a talent for pulling together diverse groups as a black legislator from a majority-white district. "I believe that Mike Thurmond can be the new quarterback that we need," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-11-04/ga-senate-democratic-leader-
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Across South Carolina

...He has admitted distributing checks totaling $1.3 million and is awaiting trial on theft and fraud charges. Black legislator to run for lieutenant governor COLUMBIA --- South Carolina's only black Republican legislator is running for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/09/02/met_546620.shtml
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Alabama still collecting tax for Confederate vets

...use of the money for a memorial to the "Lost Cause," in part because few realize it exists; one long-serving black legislator who thought the tax had been done away with said he wants to eliminate state funding for the park.These days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-20/alabama-still-collecting-tax
Flag, lottery votes coming

...of Republicans who argue that the flag is part of the state's heritage, said Democratic Sen. Robert Ford, a black legislator who co-wrote the amendments he called the "Beasley strategy." "Either way, we're in great shape," Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/06/met_227553.shtml
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Georgia Democrats consider change in leadership

...and Kidd are both Athens natives.Brown said Thurmond developed a talent for pulling together diverse groups as a black legislator from a majority-white district.Rural Democrats met Oct. 16 to decide on Thurmond as the new leader when this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2010-11
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A look at the 20th century: 1966

...Senate for speaking against the Vietnam War. A federal court upheld Mr. Bond's ouster in February, while the black legislator's Atlanta-area constituents re-elected him to another term a week later. But Mr. Bond would have to wait...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/28/met_268877.shtml
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District seat race draws five hopefuls

...noting that he wants to bring more diversity to the legislative delegation. "If I am elected, I will be the first black legislator from the North Augusta area since Prince Rivers was elected in 1866," he said. Regardless of who is elected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/28/met_284961.shtml
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