Notable Brooklyn African Americans
First Negro assemblyman

Title: First Negro assemblyman

Source: Brooklyn Eagle

Date: 1948

Format: 1 photographic print: b & w, gelatin silver; 8 x 10 in.

Call #: PORT 0041

Caption: "First Negro assemblyman--Bertram L. Baker, second from the left, the first Negro Assemblyman from Brooklyn, is sworn in by Supreme Court Justice E. Ivan Rubinstein while Stephen J. Carney, left, commissioner of water, gas and electricity; the Rev. John C. Coleman, third from left, member of the Board of Education; Mrs. Baker and Lloyd Herzka, assistant to Borough President Cashmore, look on."

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