Consider the gem below, pried loose from the home page of Carol Moseley Braun's 2011 bid for the mayorship of Chicago. (She got 9%; Rahm Emmanuel got over 55% of the vote).
Carol Moseley-Braun was the first black woman ever to sit in the United States Senate, from 1993 to 1999. She was one of only seven negroes to occupy a Senate seat since Reconstruction in 1870. Of those seven, Barack Hussein Obama was the most recent, while Miss Moseley Braun was number four.
Today in the 100-strong U.S. Senate, there are zero blacks, and only 17 females in that august chamber.
Spot the ghost writer style :
Bonus vid : from C-Span, a March, 1995 speech by the Good Senator on the topic of Affirmative Action, viewable here.