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February 11, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
To the cheers of pennant-waving supporters, Ron Brown won the Democratic national chairmanship Friday, becoming the first black to head a major political party. He promptly pledged to bring unity to Democrats and hard times to their Republican opponents. Elected by acclamation, Brown marched to the podium to the strains of "How High the Moon" and vowed not to permit his racial identity to overshadow his responsibilities as the party's leader.
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February 11, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
To the cheers of pennant-waving supporters, Ron Brown won the Democratic national chairmanship Friday, becoming the first black to head a major political party. He promptly pledged to bring unity to Democrats and hard times to their Republican opponents. Elected by acclamation, Brown marched to the podium to the strains of "How High the Moon" and vowed not to permit his racial identity to overshadow his responsibilities as the party's leader.
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February 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Incoming Democratic National Committee Chairman Ron Brown, moving swiftly to calm dissenters to his election, told Southern party officials Thursday that he is "absolutely committed" to the region's importance. "The South is crucial to the future of the Democratic Party," Brown said at a meeting of the Southern Caucus of the national committee. On the eve of his unopposed election to the chairmanship, Brown preached unity and the importance of reaching out to all elements of the party.
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February 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Incoming Democratic National Committee Chairman Ron Brown, moving swiftly to calm dissenters to his election, told Southern party officials Thursday that he is "absolutely committed" to the region's importance. "The South is crucial to the future of the Democratic Party," Brown said at a meeting of the Southern Caucus of the national committee. On the eve of his unopposed election to the chairmanship, Brown preached unity and the importance of reaching out to all elements of the party.
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