CBC Members Share Their Black History Inspirations

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  • Living the Dream
  • CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson
  • Rep. Lacy Clay (Missouri)
  • Rep. Bobby Rush
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (Wisconsin)
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (New Jersey)
  • Rep. Joyce Beatty (Ohio)
  • Rep. Hank Johnson (Georgia)
  • Rep. André Carson (Indiana)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (California)
  • Rep. Steven Horsford (Nevada)

Living the Dream

From everyday Americans to civil rights legends, each of these people have helped spark generations of new leaders. Here some members of the Congressional Black Caucus recall figures from Black history or from their own communities who've inspired them most.

  Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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