CBC Members Share Their Black History Inspirations

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  • Rep. Joyce Beatty (Ohio)
  • Rep. Hank Johnson (Georgia)
  • Rep. André Carson (Indiana)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (California)
  • Rep. Steven Horsford (Nevada)
  • 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. André Carson (Indiana)

I was inspired early in life to become civically active and stand up for my beliefs by my grandmother Congresswoman Julia Carson and the great Muhammad Ali. Both came from humble beginnings, using the prejudice and challenges they faced as motivation to succeed. They worked tirelessly to accomplish their goals and became known as champions in their respective fields. They passionately defended their beliefs and neither was afraid to fight for what was right.

(Photo: Courtesy of Rep. Andre Carson)

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