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David Throup and Charles Hornsby identify the Kenyatta and Moi States in Kenya with a focus on the 1992 election

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 21: South African President Nelson Mandela (R) congratulates his wife Winnie after she has been elected to the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) on the last day of its 49th constitutional congress in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 21 December 1994. The Mandela's have been seperated since 1992. (Photo credit should read WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cynthia Ann McKinney is an American politician and activist. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 2008, the Green Party of the United States nominated McKinney for President of the United States. She was the first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the House. In the 1992 election, McKinney was elected in Georgia's newly re-created 11th District, and was re-elected in 1994.

Before Barack Obama was elected as the first African American President of the United States in 2008, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 2004, became a father of two in 2001, a husband in 1992, and the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review in 1990. Here are a few rare photos that capture some of Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama's incredible journey to the White House.

Cynthia Ann McKinney Cynthia Ann McKinney (born March 17 1955) is an American politician and activist. As a member of the Democratic Party she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. In 2008 the Green Party of the United States nominated McKinney for President of the United States. She was the first African-American woman to represent Georgia in the House. In the 1992 election McKinney was elected in Georgias newly re-created 11th District and was re-elected in…

The MSU Libraries's Congressional and Political Research Center is home to the papers of Mike Espy, former Congressman and Secretary of Agriculture. In 1987, Sec. Espy was the first African-American elected to Congress from Mississippi since Reconstruction. In 1992, President Clinton made him a member of his Cabinet. #archivesmonth

Isabell Masters Ph.D. (b.1913 – d.2011) of Topeka, Kansas, was a five-time perennial third-party candidate (Looking Back Party) for President of the US. Her five presidential campaigns are the most for any woman in U.S. history. She was a candidate in the US presidential election in 1984, 1992 (339 votes), 1996, and 2004. Her 1992 running mate was her son, and her daughter in 1996. She was the wife of Alfred Masters, the first African American to enlist in the United States Marines.

Faye Wattleton: First African-American and youngest president ever elected to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Best known for her contributions to family planning and reproductive health. Her presidency at PPFA ran from 1978 to 1992. Anticipating the 1980’s political challenges, she restructured the organization to respond to the new environment created by the Ronald Reagan admin and the Religious Right. In 1990, she helped form the African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom.

FREDERICK O'NEAL (1905-1992) groundbreaking African-American actor and producer earned critical praise in films, TV as Officer Wallace of Car 54 Where Are You? (1961-1963). In 1940, O'Neal co-founded The American Negro Theater in NYC, produced 18 plays starring Black actors including Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. O'Neal was President of the Actors Equity Assoc. & Actors and Artists of America (1970-1973), was elected V. P. of AFL-CIO in 1969.

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