CBC Members Share Their Black History Inspirations

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  • 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
  • CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

Rep. Lacy Clay (Missouri)

My Black History Month hero is definitely my dad, former Rep. Bill Clay, the first African-American to represent Missouri in Congress, an original co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, a proud veteran and a true champion for civil rights, equal opportunity and justice.

(Photo: UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt/Landov)

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