Norton Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of The Fair Housing Act, Authored By D.C. Native Son Senator Edward Brooke


Norton Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Authored by D.C. Native Son Senator Edward Brooke

Apr 11, 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act, which was authored by Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), the nation’s first popularly-elected African American senator and a native son of the District of Columbia, who served from 1967 to 1979.  Norton also praised Brooke’s help on achieving the D.C. Home Rule Act.  A Norton bill got Congress to award Brooke the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.  He was also a graduate of Dunbar High School and Howard University.
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