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November 7, 2017, was a breakthrough and historic day for African-Americans everywhere as the country witnessed history in the making. Take a look at these African-American politicians who are changing the face of politics today!

Making History: African American Politicians Breaking Boundaries  was originally published on

1. Yvonne Spicer

Framingham Massachusetts first mayor and first mayor of color!

2. Justin Fairfax

First African-American Lt. Governor of Virginia!

3. Melvin Carter

First Black mayor of St. Paul Minnesota!

4. Sheila Oliver

First Black Lt. Governor of New Jersey!

5. Andrea Jenkins

First openly trans woman of color to be elected to the city council of any major U.S. city! She was elected as councilmen to Minneapolis Minnesota.

6. Vy Lyles

First African-American woman to be elected as mayor of Charlotte, NC!

7. Wilmont Collins

An immigrant from Liberia, Wilmont became the first Black mayor in Montana’s history!

8. Brendon Barber

The first African-American mayor of Georgetown South Carolina!

9. Johnathan McColler

First African-American mayor of Statesboro, GA history!

10. Mary Parham Copelan

Mary Parham Copelan became the first African-American mayor in Milledgeville, GA!

11. Brooker Gainor

The first African-American elected mayor in Cairo, Georgia!