I just read in the newspaper that the Julia Carson died after her bout with lung cancer. Sigh. This marks the passing of the second black female Representative this year.
A member of the House from 1997 until her death, Carson was the first woman and first African American to represent the 7th District. She was also the first African American woman elected to Congress from Indiana.
Carson was known for her tireless efforts at aiding the homeless, advocating for women’s rights and bringing and end to the war. The people of Indiana have lost a voice of hope.
Condolences go out to her family, friends and constituents.