This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

December 2, 1980

Narrowly surviving a contentious fight in the Democratic caucus, California state Assemblyman Willie Brown takes his bid to becoming the state’s first black speaker to the floor, where he defeats Howard Berman 51-24 to become the Legislature’s most powerful politician.

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