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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — February marks Black History Month and here at CBS4 News, we are honoring African American firsts in South Florida.

This week we are putting the spotlight on Commissioner Barbara Sharief.

Sharief was the first African American female mayor of Broward County in 100 years.

Sharief was the voice of calm, as hurricane Irma headed toward South Florida in the fall of 2017.

She was also in charge when Fort Lauderdale airport was targeted by a terrorist who shot passengers in cold blood.

Her grandmother taught her about African American history through artifacts and now Commissioner Barbara Sharief is sharing her amazing collection with CBS4 News.

Take a look above.


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