In the beginning I did not see her as our employee,
each time I see/here her as of late,
one by one she is getting into my heart.
Red Lives Matter!
However; like my African American relations like to say,
“Red is Beautiful”!
The First VP of Color was Native American
Charles Curtis (January 25, 1860 – February 8, 1936) was an American attorney and Republican politician from Kansas
who served as the 31st vice president of the United States from 1929 to 1933,
becoming the first Native American and the first person of color to hold the office of vice president.
He also previously served as the Senate Majority Leader from 1924 to 1929.
A member of the Kaw Nation born in the Kansas Territory
January 23, 1907.
The Kansas legislature has convened to decide who will be the next US Senator from their state.
The vote shakes out as everyone expected: front-runner Charles Curtis wins the seat.
Curtis – a member of the Kaw Nation – has just become the first person of color elected to the Senate and will go on to rise even further as Vice President of the United States.
This week, Kamala Harris follows Curtis as the second person of color to fill that seat. However, his legacy is a complicated one. How did Charles Curtis rise so high during an era that was arguably the height of American white supremacy?