In honor of Women’s History month, every Wednesday during March, we will run a commentary from readers praising women who have influenced their lives in a positive way.
The woman who has influenced my life the most is former U.S. Senator, U.S. ambassador, professor of political science, lawyer and 2004 democratic presidential candidate, Carol Moseley -Braun.
Moseley-Braun was elected to the General Assembly of the State Legislature in Indiana in 1978. From 1992-98, she was a U. S. Senator and from 1999-2001, she was the U. S. ambassdor to New Zealand, as well an assistant U.S attorney.
I respect a woman of this nature because even though she has received international acclaim and praise, she still knows the importance of taking care of home.
Women like Moseley-Braun work tirelessly to not only provide for their children and family, but also to help everyone.
Moseley-Braun has broken uncharted boundaries and diligently and efficiently made her presence known.
Making the history books, she became the first female senator from Illinois, the first female African-American senator and the first African-American democratic senator. She lives by the philosophy of the belief in helping people.
My respect for her has grown into adoration. This adoration has grown into an aspiration for me to achieve excellent things and go places people never thought of going, and succeed.
“I believe this country is on the wrong track. As a loyal American, I consider it part of my patriotic responsibility, at this critical time, to stand up and speak truth to power,” Carol Moseley-Braun.
When asked why I do so many things, my answer to that question is: because of women like Carol Moseley- Braun. A true American. Facts courtesy of www.carol4president.com
Robyn K. Mizelle, 19, is a sophomore broadcast journalism student from Lake City, Fla. She is the Assistant Opinions Editor for The Famuan. She can be reached at RKMiz@hotmail.com.