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Dents broke political race barrier

Richard and Benjamin Dent literally changed the face of Richmond County politics in the mid-20th century as they individually broke color barriers.

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

...served 16 years in the Georgia General Assembly. He became a prominent businessman with his own tile company, R.A. Dent Floor Coverings, on 12th street. In 1975, Richard Dent became the first black chairman of a state House committee (the Human...

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