Senator Edward William Brooke III Bronze Medal
This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring Senator Edward William Brooke III for his unprecedented and enduring service to the nation. Brooke was the first African American elected by popular vote to the United States Senate and served with distinction for two terms from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1979.
Congress authorized the medal on July 1, 2008.
The obverse features an image of Senator Brooke.
The reverse depicts the United Sates Capitol Building at the top of the medal and the Massachusetts State House at the bottom between two olive branches.
- EDWARD WILLIAM BROOKE
- AMERICA'S GREATNESS LIES IN ITS WONDROUS DIVERSITY, OUR MAGNIFICENT PLURALISM HAS MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT, OUR EVER-WIDENING DIVERSITY WILL KEEP US GREAT.
- ACT OF CONGRESS 2008
- MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE
Mint and Mint Mark
- Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
- Phebe Hemphill, Medallic Artist