|Congresswoman Maxine Waters is seen in a 1995 photo with her collection of black dolls (Ebony magazine, January 1995)|
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is featured in the article, "Black Collectors African American Professionals Reveal the Passion Behind Their Prized Collections" (Ebony magazine, January 1995). The article reads as pictured below:
Waters has served as US Representative D-CA in three different districts since 1990. After my first book was published, I became aware of our shared black-doll-collecting passion and contacted the congresswoman to inquire if she would like a complimentary copy of The Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls. The answer was, "Yes!" The copy was immediately forwarded to her.
See this outspoken, passionate woman exhibit tenacity in getting to the crux of issues in videos at the embedded links. In the first video, she reclaims her time from U. S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin who evaded her question with a lengthy nonsensical answer and in the second she implores the Black community to speak out against the injustices they continue to face. Her passion for her constituents and her outspokenness are among the reasons the African American community has affectionately hailed her as their "Aunty Maxine."
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