Historic Black Enterprise Magazine Covers: Virginia’s 1st Black Governor, January, 1989

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The editors of BE predicted L. Douglas Wilder would become the governor of Virginia and make history as the first African American elected to run a state in the history of American politics.

Serving during rough recessionary times, he was lauded for operating one of the nation’s best-managed states and, at the same time, became a source of inspiration for a number of black politicians who sought statewide and national office.

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