Throwback Thursday

The election season can be a roller-coaster ride for candidates and their supporters, as celebrations can turn into concession speeches as votes are tallied. But for Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Edward W. Brooke, the night of Sept. 14, 1966, was the one of many highs to come. When this photo was taken, Brooke had just won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Brooke, the highest elected African American official in the nation at the time, took on former Gov. Endicott Peabody, the Democratic winner, in the November election – and won. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin)

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