Political Scandals and Comebacks in Black and White

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  • Marion Barry
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • Mel Reynolds
  • Willie W. Herenton
  • Charles Rangel
  • Roads to Redemption
  • Anthony Weiner
  • Eliot Spitzer
  • Mark Sanford

Willie W. Herenton

While serving as superintendent of Memphis public schools, Herenton faced two "sex for jobs" scandals and one subsequent lawsuit. He was married during the first incident and divorced by the second, but neither prevented him from being elected the city's first African-American mayor.

(Photo: Commercial Appeal /Landov)

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