1st Black woman serving in N.C. legislature dies

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Annie Brown Kennedy, an attorney who was the first Black woman to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly, has died at a...

January 19, 2023
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Annie Brown Kennedy, an attorney who was the first Black woman to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly, has died at age 98, a family member said. What You Need To Know The first Black woman to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly has died Her son told the Winston-Salem Journal that she died at her home on Tuesday from natural causes Kennedy first joined the House in 1979 to fill a vacancy Kennedy, a Democrat who first joined the House in 1979 to fill a vacancy, died Tuesday from natural causes at her home in Winston-Salem, according to Harvey Kennedy, one of her sons.

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