November 7, 2017, was a breakthrough and historic day for African-Americans everywhere as the country witnessed history in the making. Take a look at these African-American politicians who are changing the face of politics today!

Making History: African American Politicians Breaking Boundaries was originally published on BlackAmericaWeb.com

1. Melvin Carter

First Black mayor of St. Paul Minnesota!

2. Sheila Oliver

First Black Lt. Governor of New Jersey!

3. Andrea Jenkins

First openly trans woman of color to be elected to the city council of any major U.S. city! She was elected as councilmen to Minneapolis Minnesota.

4. Vy Lyles

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First African-American woman to be elected as mayor of Charlotte, NC!

9. Brooker Gainor

The first African-American elected mayor in Cairo, Georgia!

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