Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams has won Tuesday night’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, the party’s nomination to govern the state of Georgia. According to the Associated Press, Abrams takes at least 74% of the vote over Stacey Evans.
Abrams will face whoever wins the Republican ticket in November.
Would you believe not a single Black woman has EVER served as governor of any state in the history of The United States of America? Unbelievable. If she wins she’ll make history on a number of levels. Abrams would be the first woman elected governor of Georgia, the first African American elected governor of Georgia, and the first black woman to govern any state in the United States of America.
Here’s what we’ve learned about Stacey Abrams. She’s one of six siblings, raised in Gulfport Mississippi. The family moved to Atlanta where her parents pursued graduate school and later became Methodist ministers. She attended Avondale High School near Atlanta, and became the school’s first African-American valedictorian. In 1995, Abrams earned her B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Political Science, Economics and Sociology) from Spelman College, magna cum laude. As a Harry S. Truman Scholar, she studied public policy at the University of Texas at Austin and went on to earn her J.D. degree from Yale Law School.
We Congratulate Stacey Abrams on winning the Democratic nomination. Now on to the midterm elections. We love it! #BlackGirlMagic keep on winning!