Carol Moseley Braun
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.James Branch Cabell
Carol Moseley Braun (August 16, 1947 - present) is an American politician and lawyer, and was the first black woman elected to the United States Senate.
- "My late mother used to say that it did not matter if you came to this country on the Mayflower or a slave ship, across the Rio Grande or through Ellis Island; we are all in the same boat now. I believe that the challenge for all of us is to work to make certain that Americans now come together. We must now transform this nation so that we can live up to the promise of our democracy, the promise of our Constitution and so that we can be America again."