Carolyn Booker Bio
Carolyn Booker (Carolyn Rose) is an American executive who is famously known for being the mother of Sen. Cory Booker; the 2020 Presidential aspirant.
Carolyn Booker Parents
Carolyn Rose and Cary Alfred Booker were among the first black executives at IBM. They raised their son (Senator Cory Booker) in a religious household and the family attended a small African Methodist Episcopal Church in New Jersey.
Cary and Carolyn met in Washington, DC, where they were both working for IBM. They were among the first African American executives in the company. In 1969, when Cory was a baby, the couple moved to New Jersey in 1969 and started a family.
They settled down in Harrington Park, New Jersey, which has been described as a wealthy and mostly white suburb near Newark. Cary later said was a “cheap” and affordable neighborhood at that time. After Cory was born, both of his parents remained with IBM; Cary got promoted to the New York office and Carolyn got a job in White Plains, N.Y.
It wasn’t easy for the Bookers to buy a home in the predominately white suburb of Harrington Park. “My mom would find a house in northern Bergen County; the realtors would see that it’s a black family and tell them that the house was sold,” Cory Booker later told reporters. “My parents ended up going to the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey.” He said the council would send out a white couple, who would pretend to be interested in the house.
And then, on the day of the closing, the Bookers would show up instead of the white couple. Cory Booker said that, on the day of the closing, the real estate agent was so angry that he punched the Bookers’ lawyer and set a dog on his father, Cary.
Cory Booker later said that his father had taught him to be grateful for all the advantages that he grew up with. “He would say to me, ‘Boy, don’t you dare walk around this house like you hit a triple, when you were born on third base!’” Booker said during a speech at an event in Stanford.
Cary Booker Was Raised by a Single Mother in Henderson, North Carolina & Worked His Way Through College
Cary Booker grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He was raised by a single mother and was close to his extended family.
When he graduated from high school, the entire town of Hendersonville took up a collection so that Cary could afford to go to North Carolina college. His mother, her church, and her friends and neighbors all chipped in as much as they could to cover Cary’s tuition.
Cary himself worked his way through college, working in construction and taking on dish washing and shoe shining jobs to help cover his tuition. He eventually became on of the first African Americans to be an executive at IBM, working in the company’s sales division.
Cory Booker’s mother, Carolyn, attended North Carolina State University. She became a school teacher but eventually went on to work for IBM’s department of human resources, where she became on of the first African American executives in the company. She met her husband, Cary, while they were both living in Washington DC and working for the company.
Both Carolyn and Cary were active in the Civil Rights movement. Cory has said that his mother spent her whole summer vacation helping to organize the March on Washington.
Cory Booker has described going up in a “very religious” home, attending an African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church in New Jersey. Booker said the church was closely linked to the social justice movement. He told US News & World Report, “I was raised in a very religious home, with two parents who were deeply involved in the black church.
When I was young I went to a small black AME church in New Jersey. The theology that was evident there helped frame this idea of social justice for me and this idea of a struggle. A lot of black church theology is about struggle—the fight for justice, for redemption, for contribution. The teachings of the home and the teachings of the church are the bedrock on which I stand.”
Cory Booker says that he remains a Christian and now belongs to a Baptist church. Jewish groups have also praised him for his knowledge of Judaism and his ability to quote Bible verses in Hebrew.
Cary Booker Died in 2013 After Suffering a Stroke. Cary Booker died in Las Vegas in 2013 after having a stroke. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease and was 76 years old. Cary died just a week before the Senate election which saw his son, Cory, win a seat in the US Senate.
Cary Booker II
Cary Booker II is the firstborn of Carolyn Rose and Cary Alfred Booker. Cary Booker is 2 years older than Senator Bokeer’s. Cary, whose full name is Cary Booker II, has been named after their father.
Senator Cory Booker recently announced his intention to run for president in 2020, so it’s likely that his brother will be seen in an increasing manner at public events. For now, he is still keeping a low social profile, so that most information about him is gleaned through his brother’s social media.
Sen. Cory Booker has called his brother his “third parent,” and credited him for molding his character at a young age.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign Friday, invoking a message of economic populism and racial justice along with a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump’s leadership.
The 49-year-old former mayor of Newark, New Jersey. who joined a fast-growing field of hopefuls vying for a White House run, released a video and sent an email to supporters announcing his decision. (nbcnews.com 1 Jan. 2019)
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Carolyn is married to Cary Alfred Booker, they married some years back. On April 27, 1969, the couple gave birth to Cory Anthony Booker (Senator Booker)
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With mom by his side, Booker signs paperwork declaring candidacy for president
thehill.com | 1 Jan. 2019
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Friday signed the paperwork declaring his candidacy for president with his mother by his side after he announced his 2020 bid.
Matt Klapper, a senior adviser for Booker’s campaign, shared a video of the senator signing the documents while standing at a kitchen counter.
His mother, Carolyn Booker, was next to him with a hand on his shoulder.
“Alright, here we go,” Booker said as he wrote his name. “The paperwork is signed. I am official.”
“Official for what, sir?” someone asked.
“Official for running for president,” Booker responded with a laugh.
“Can’t take it back now,” a voice behind the camera said. “Somebody grab that before he rips it up.”
Cory signs paperwork declaring his candidacy for president, his mom Carolyn by his side. pic.twitter.com/2KUXn4nUfN— Matt Klapper (@mattklapper) February 1, 2019
The video was viewed more than 113,000 times in the hours after Booker released his first campaign video on Friday.
“The history of our nation is defined by collective action; by interwoven destinies of slaves and abolitionists; of those born here and those who chose America as home; of those who took up arms to defend our country, and those who linked arms to challenge and change it,” Booker said in the campaign video, walking around the community of Newark, N.J., where he previously served as mayor.
The announcement, made on the first day of Black History Month, follows months of speculation on whether Booker would join the crowded field of Democratic contenders vying to take on President Trump.
The New Jersey Democrat, 49, is up against the more than half dozen U.S. senators who have declared they are running or are seriously considering a bid.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have all launched campaigns.
Other senators who have indicated interest in running for the Democratic nomination in 2020 include Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.). Sanders is reportedly preparing to launch a campaign that he’ll announce soon.
Also running are Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Booker, if elected, would be the first unmarried man elected to White House since 1884.