Jarrett was so taken by her that she offered her a job in the Chicago mayor’s office right on the spot.
Jarrett writes about her years in the White House, but the meat of her book and our conversation was about the years before she came to Washington.
Her great-grandfather Robert Robinson Taylor, whose father had been a slave, was the first black student to attend MIT.
“Not our proudest moment as a family, I could say,” Jarrett told me.
By the way, her child grew up to be CNN correspondent and anchor Laura Jarrett, also a fallen-away attorney.

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