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In tribute to Julia Carson

August, 1968: Democrats convene in Chicago to nominate candidate Hubert Humphrey, who lost the Presidential seat to Republican Richard Nixon later that year. Four years later, as a result of extreme disunity in the Democratic Party, at all levels, a new wave of Democrats entered into the Indiana political fold. That year, Julia Carson presents her candidacy for Indiana House of Representatives. Carson defies party convention: she breaks the slate, she wins her primary, she defeats her general election opponent, and she becomes the first candidate of color to represent District 45 in the Indiana House.

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