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Maryland State Senators Tommie Broadwater and Mike Miller

Maryland State Senators Tommie Broadwater and Mike Miller were the face of electoral politics (the political machine) that defined the evolution of politics in Prince George's County, Maryland following passage of the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

Increased suburbanization of African Americans (accompanied by political organization and mobilization), and general growth of the county's population resulted in demands for increased equality and democracy.

It was an honor to participate with Senator Broadwater and others in the great struggles for public school desegregation; congressional, legislative and Councilmanic redistricting; diversification of the Judiciary and county government professional staff, and criminal justice reform.

From his initial electorally secure base in the 24th Legislative District, Senator Broadwater was able to facilitate the election of other African Americans as the county's population became more diverse.

I offer condolences to Senator Broadwater's family and thank him for his diverse contributions to our county and the state of Maryland.

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