Who Is Carolyn Booker (Cary Booker Mother) Wiki, Bio, Age, Husband (Cary Booker), Children
Carolyn Booker Biography – Cory Booker Mother
Carolyn Booker is an American executive, who is among the first black executives at multinational IT company, IBM, and the mother of Senator Cory Booker who is a 2020 presidential aspirant.
Carolyn Booker Career
Carolyn attended North Carolina Central University and was among the first black people hired by IBM, she worked in the Human Resource department. She was also a civil rights activist. Carolyn was also a schoolteacher and during the first March on Washington in 1963 she used her entire summer vacation to help organize the march.
Carolyn Booker Husband
Carolyn is married to Cary Booker who she met while working at IBM in Washington DC. After they married they moved to New Jersey in 1969 where they became active in the civil rights movement. Cary died in 2013 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Cary was originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina where he was raised by a single mother. He attended North Carolina College.
Carolyn Booker Children
Carolyn together with her husband had two children; Cary Booker II and Cory Anthony Booker
Who Is Cory Booker
Cory Booker is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New Jersey since 2013 and a member of the Democratic Party. He is the first African-American U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He formerly served as the Mayor of Newark for seven years where he co-sponsored and voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in 2013.
Cory attended the Northern Valley Regional High School, Old Tappan he later joined Stanford University graduating in 1991 with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. He also has a Masters Degree in Sociology. In 1994 he was given a Rhodes Scholarship to study history at the University of Oxford.
In 1997 Cory earned his Juris Doctor at Yale Law School. While at Yale he conducted free legal clinics for low-income residents and was one of the founding members of the Shabtai Society. He also joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America which enabled him to function actively at the National Black Law Students Association.
On February 1, 2019, Cory announced that he would be joining the 2020 presidential race. He announced via a video titled ‘We Will Rise’ which was posted on his YouTube channel.
Carolyn Booker Family History
When Carolyn and her husband moved to New Jersey in 1969 Cory said it was hard for his parents to find a house in the suburbs as black people were not welcome at the time. He said in an interview that his mother would find a house but realtors would refuse to sell since she was black.
“My mom would find a house in northern Bergen County; the realtors would see that it’s a black family and tell them that the house was sold. My parents ended up going to the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey.” Cory added that the council would send out white people who would pretend to be interested in buying the house.
They later found a house in Harrington Park; “They found a house in Harrington Park – 123 Norma Road – and a test couple, who was white, bid on it. And then, on the day of the closing, the white couple didn’t show, but my parents did. They brought a lawyer – a volunteer – who by the way was Jewish.
The real estate agent was so angry that he punched the lawyer and set his dog on my dad. A melee breaks out. Eventually, the agent breaks down and starts crying. He said that he was afraid to sell them the house – he was pressured not to sell to them, and he told them ‘You’ll ruin the town if you move in.’”
He added that the family that owned the house were a good family and even apologised to them and sold the house to his parents.
Carolyn Booker Facebook
Carolyn is not in any social media platform.