Julia Carson Kiearra Rodgers February 22, 2012 2nd period
Who She Met?• Julia Carson met a lawmaker representative who sometimes made all the laws.
Date of Birth• A precious girl named Julia Carson was born on July 8, 1938.
Place of Birth• Julia Carson was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
Parents’ Name• The daughter of Velma V. Porter and her mother never did mention her father to her and today, she still doesn’t know her father!
Education• Attended Indiana University, 1970-72; also attended College of St. Mary in the Woods.
Organization• Julia Carson participated in a discussion of the US political system and different political organizations and campaigns.
Accomplishments• Some of her Congressional accomplishments included critical funding to revitalize the Fall Creek Neighborhood in Indianapolis which today includes some of the finest examples of reclaimed urban landscape in the U.S. She also provided outstanding support for the new terminal for the Indianapolis International Airport, which opened November 12, 2008.
Children• Julia Carson has two sons; Samuel Carson and Christopher Carson
Spouse• Julia Carson is divorced. No one really knows who her husband is.
Illness and DeathOn November 25, 2007, the Star reported that Carson had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.2 When being treated for a leg infection, the cancer was discovered by Carsons doctors. Carson had battled it before, but it had gone into remission. In a statement, Carson said she was ready to return to Washington before "the second shoe fell — heavily."
Who was she?• Carson was the first woman and first African American to represent the 7th District. She was also the second African American woman elected to Congress from Indiana, after Katie Hall.
All About Julia!• AKA Julia May Porter• Born: 8-Jul-1938 Birthplace: Louisville, KY Died: 15-Dec-2007 Location of death: Indianapolis, IN Cause of death: Cancer - Lung Remains: Buried, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN• Gender: Female Religion: Baptist Race or Ethnicity: Black Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Politician Party Affiliation: Democratic• Nationality: United States Executive summary: Congresswoman from Indiana, 1997-2007• Husband: (div., 2 children)
Role models• A lot of people look up to Julia Carson, they just don’t show it. They may look up to her because she was an African American administrator and politician and a member of the Indiana House of Representatives. And Carson served six years as a trustee, creating a $6 million surplus from the offices $20-million debt. When Jacobs retired in 1996, Carson ran as his replacement and won Democratic endorsement despite being heavily outspent by her opponent. Carson won the general election and opposed the Iraq war resolution in 2002 which led to the Iraq War.