Alabama Newscenter — Alabama’s Ann Berry Set to Be Sworn in as First Black Secretary of the Senate

| February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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By Anthony Cook

On March 1, Sonceria Ann Berry will be sworn in as the secretary of the U.S. Senate, making her the first Black person and the eighth woman to serve in the position.

The significance of being sworn in one day after the conclusion of Black History Month and on the first day of Women’s History Month is not lost on Berry, a Birmingham native.

“I look forward to entering the Senate chamber for the opening of that day’s session,” she said. “I think this will be the day of recognition when I truly feel the impact of what it means to be appointed ‘the first’ African American woman to hold the position of secretary of the Senate. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as an officer of the United States Senate will be monumental for this kid who grew up under the love and supervision of Maxie and Mattie Bishop in Birmingham, Alabama.”

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