VPM Documentaries

Wilder: An American First

06/12/2006 | 56m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

In January 1990, Lawrence Douglas Wilder, the grandson of slaves, stood poised to become the governor of Virginia. That he was America’s first elected African-American governor made this an historic victory. That it happened in Virginia– home of the capital of the Confederacy–made it truly remarkable. Watch the fascinating story of this skilled legislator, lawyer and politician.

Aired: 06/12/06

Rating: TV-G

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VPM Documentaries is a local public television program presented by VPM.