facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Wiki

Donna Brazile (born December 15, 1959) is an American author, educator, and political pundit affiliated with the Democratic Party. She was the first African-American to direct a major presidential campaign.

Brazile was born in Kenner, Louisiana to Lionel and Jean Brazile, the third of nine children. She became interested in politics at age nine when a local candidate for office promised to build a neighborhood playground. After graduating from Louisiana State University, Brazile worked for several advocacy groups in Washington, D.C., and was instrumental in the successful campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday.

Brazile has worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jimmy Carter–Walter Mondale in 1976 and 1980, Jesse Jackson in 1984, Walter Mondale–Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Richard Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Donna Brazile."
Most Popular
1
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions
2
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'
3
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
4
Texas man on trial for 'public execution' of drunk driver
5
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State
x
Feedback