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A teacher and politician whose reading inspired her to serve

Sonia Chang-Díaz says she was influenced by Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Why We Can’t Wait.’’ Sonia Chang-Díaz says she was influenced by Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Why We Can’t Wait.’’
By Amanda Katz
Globe Correspondent / September 19, 2010

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In 2008, former social-studies teacher Sonia Chang-Díaz became the first Latina to serve in the Massachusetts Senate, representing a diverse Boston district that includes the Back Bay, Chinatown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and the South End. On Tuesday, Chang-Díaz won a Democratic primary victory against Hassan Williams; she will run unopposed in November. (Full article: 620 words)

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