Black women's next targets: governorships and Senate seats
May 30, 2021
ATLANTA (AP) — Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents' recounting life as Black Southerners enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement.
It showed her that government can be "a powerful force for improving people's lives" but also one "that oppresses some, ignores others."
A generation later, despite her interest in public office, there was no obvious pathway for someone like her.
"There weren't a lot of role models ... examples of Black women" in power, said McClellan in an interview. Now, she's a 48-year-old state senator running for governor herself:...