America's New Mainstream

The grandson of slaves, Mr. Wilder was the first black elected to a state Senate in 1969. In 1985, he was the highest ranking black… read more

The grandson of slaves, Mr. Wilder was the first black elected to a state Senate in 1969. In 1985, he was the highest ranking black elected state official as Virginia’s lieutenant governor. Then, on January 13, 1990, he was sworn in as Virginia’s new governor and became the first black elected to a state governorship in U.S. history. Mr. Wilder’s comments focused on his career in politics and drug control and education efforts in his state. close

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America's New Mainstream

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Program ID:
11602-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 20, 1990
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 1990

Airing Details

  • Mar 20, 1990 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 1990 | 5:17pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 20, 1990 | 10:12pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 21, 1990 | 2:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 1990 | 8:12am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 1990 | 12:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 1990 | 10:07pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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