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Longtime Friend Shares Memories Of Sen. Edward Brooke04:06

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Former Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Lees joins WBUR to share some memories about his longtime friend, former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Edward Brooke, who died Saturday at the age of 95.

One of the most influential senators to represent Massachusetts on Capitol Hill, Sen. Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate.

This segment aired on January 4, 2015.

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