CBC Members Share Their Black History Inspirations

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  • 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. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson
  • Rep. Lacy Clay (Missouri)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas)

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan is a figure in Black history who has inspired me the most. She was a lawyer, legislator, scholar, author, and presidential adviser. She was immensely gifted, and used every bit of her talent and skill to address, improve, and dignify the conditions of human life. She was an unshakable voice for her constituency, supporting legislation to benefit underserved communities and minorities.

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