Stacey Abrams

in Madison, Wisconsin, The United States
December 09, 1973


Stacey Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, author, and businesswoman who was the house minority leader for the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for the 89th House District. She is a Democrat. Abrams is a candidate in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.

If elected, Abrams will be Georgia's first female governor and the first black female governor in the United States.

Abrams, one of six siblings, was born to Robert and Carolyn Abrams in Madison, Wisconsin and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi. The family moved to Atlanta where her parents pursued graduate school and later became Methodist ministers. She attended Avondale High School and was the school's first African-American valedictorian. While in high school, she w

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“Logic is a seductive excuse for setting low expectations.”
Stacey Abrams, Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change

“Because I learned long ago that winning doesn’t always mean you get the prize. Sometimes you get progress, and that counts.”
Stacey Abrams, Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

“From the moment I enter a room, I am clear about how I intend to be treated and how I intend to engage. I do not tell self-deprecating jokes about my race or gender, though I will do so about my personal idiosyncrasies. I can be charmingly humble or playfully self-effacing without pandering to stereotypes in order to make others comfortable. For example, my attire, my hairstyle, even my presentation style, reflect me rather than aping the behavior of others. I know that when I offer criticism of men in the workplace, I may be seen as a man-hater. I know because I am not married, I may be seen as a lesbian. I know because I will never be less than curvaceous and wear my hair natural”
Stacey Abrams, Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change

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