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Dr. Willie Adams broke a political glass ceiling in Albany when he became the first African American to serve as mayor of the city. Adams, a gynecologist and an Army veteran, served two terms as the city’s chief elected official. (Staff photo: Carlton Fletcher)

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Willie Adams’ work in Quincy, Florida tobacco fields taught him the importance of hard work, a quality that would serve him well in his medical and political careers.

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