Since Reconstruction there have only been 4 black senators elected to the US senate.
3 of the 4 live within about a mile and a half of our home. I've met our
current senator (Burris) and think highly of him and his wife, who taught in the Moody Grad School for
Obama's live (or did until this week!) at 51st
and Greenwood (you can google map their address and see the big brick home!) and I've run into Carol Moseley Braun at the Valois cafe.