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The Forgotten Governor

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This week the third black governor in United States history took office in Massachusetts. Can you name the other two? Most people know L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia, but the first black governor, P.B.S. Pinchback, is often forgotten. We'll meet the man who helped change the face of American politics and then virtually disappeared from the annals of history.

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