CBC Members Share Their Black History Inspirations

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  • 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

Rep. Frederica Wilson (Florida)

I have always admired the tenacity and fearlessness of Sojourner Truth. She was a passionate leader and a courageous fighter who championed many of the issues we are still fighting for today. Our ongoing fight to close the economic opportunity gap in Congress is reminiscent of her diligent efforts to secure land grants for newly freed slaves. Like Sojourner Truth, I am led by faith and will continue to be a voice for the voiceless and the downtrodden.

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