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  First African-American Elected Official
Brief Description:  Charles Turpin became the first African-American elected in a City-wide election in St. Louis in 1910. He won the office of St. Louis Constable. Turpin owned the Booker T. Washington Theatre and the PeopleĀ“s Finance Company.
Year:  1910
Decade:  1920 - 1929
Beginning Date:    1922
Event Description:  

Turpin, Charles Udell

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