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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 28, 2016
Former Oklahoma state senator and graduate of the first Vanderbilt Law class to include African-Americans, E. Melvin Porter, died on Tuesday at the age of 86. Porter was elected to the Oklahoma senate in 1964 as the first black senator in the state. He served for 22 years, during which he introduced the Anti-Discrimination Act. News station KFOR-TV has more.