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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Edward William Brooke

    Former Senator Edward William Brooke was honored as the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate, where he represented Massachusetts as a Republican…

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    Bridging the Divide

    Former Senator Edward Brooke talked about his memoir Bridging the Divide: My Life. In 1967, Edward Brooke, an officer in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, became the first…