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First African-American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city born

January 30, 1944

Sharon Pratt DixonSharon Pratt Dixon (now Kelly) born in Washington, D.C..

She was the elected mayor of Washington, D.C. from January 2, 1991 January 2, 1995 making her the first for a woman of any race to do so and the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city.

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