Black Alumni in Today’s Headlines March 23, 2008Posted by twilightandreason in Higher Education.
Tags: African Americans, Barack Obama, David Patterson, Donna Brazile, Higher Education, Jeremiah Wright, Michelle Obama, New York Government, race
Political consultant and commentator, Donna Brazile
Some have been appointed by committee, some are trying to earn your vote, and some make their living explaining the actions of their elected and appointed peers; but there is one thing that all of the following Black political newsmakers have in common — a strong academic foundation.
- Barack Obama, presidential candidate — Columbia University (B.A., 1983); Harvard Law (J.D., 1991)
- David Patterson, newly-appointed Governor and former Lieutenant Governer of New York — Columbia University (B.A., History, 1977); Hofstra Law School (J.D., 1983)
- Donna Brazile, political commentator and consultant, owner of Brazile & Associates –Louisiana State University (B.A., 1981)
- Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., retired minister, Trinity United Church of Christ, controversial former advisor to Barack Obama’s campaign — Howard University (B.A., 1968; M.A., English, 1969); United Theological Seminary (D.M., 1990)
- Michelle Robinson Obama, former vice president for external and community affairs, University of Chicago, campaigner for and wife of presidential candidate Barack Obama — Princeton University (B.A., Sociology, 1985); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1988)
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