I'm a businesswoman now and I have no current intention of running for any political officeCarol Moseley Braun denies mayoral bid Aug 16, 2005
We need your help, we need your checks, we need your networking, we need your supportCommentary: Moseley Braun may fold tent May 22, 2003
I and many other people have real concerns that the Patriot Act vastly expanded government power of surveillance, wire taps, arbitrary detention, investigations, and arguably, again, violates all the amendments to the Constitution that I named -- the First, the Fourth, the Fifth, the Sixth, the Eighth and the Fourteenth Amendment. Will you vote to repeal it? Will you vote to restore the civil liberties guaranteed to Americans and privacy guaranteed to Americans by the ConstitutionDems meet in first pre-election debate May 04, 2003
It looks like something that might survive and go on life support within a month and a half or six weeksMoseley-Braun bid tenuous Feb 20, 2003
In these difficult times for America, I believe women have a contribution to make to move our country toward peace, prosperity and progressMoseley-Braun running for president Feb 18, 2003
Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (born August 16, 1947) is an American feminist politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first and to date only African-American woman elected to the United States Senate, the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator in an election, and the first and to date only female Senator from Illinois. From 1999 until 2001, she was the United States Ambassador to New Zealand. She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. In November 2010, Braun began her campaign for Mayor of Chicago following the retirement of Richard M. Daley.
Carol Elizabeth Moseley was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended public and parochial schools. She attended Ruggles School for elementary school, and she attended Parker High School (now the site of Paul Robeson High School) in Chicago. Her father, Joseph Moseley, was a Chicago police officer and jail guard and her mother, Edna, was a medical technician in a hospital. Both her parents were Catholic. The family lived in a segregated middle class neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago. Her parents divorced when she was in her teens, and she lived with her grandmother. She began her college studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, but dropped out after four months. She then majored in political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating in 1969 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1972.
As an attorney, Moseley Braun was a prosecutor in the United States Attorney's office in Chicago from 1973 to 1977. An Assistant United States Attorney, she worked primarily in the civil and appellate law areas. Her work in housing, health policy, and environmental law won her the Attorney General's Special Achievement Award.