In 1979, Franklin Thomas named president of Ford Foundation.
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Sharon Pratt (Dixon) Kelly
Born in Washington, D.C..
She was the elected mayor of Washington, D.C. and served from January 2, 1991 – January 2, 1995 — making her the first woman and the first Black American woman, to serve as mayor of a major American city.
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