Throwback Thursday: Black Leaders Back in the Day

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  • Karen Bass
  • Robin Kelly
  • Marc Morial
  • Maya Angelou
  • Keith Ellison
  • Bobby Scott
  • Andre Carson
  • Emanuel Cleaver
  • Rep. Gregory Meeks
  • Jesse Jackson Sr., John Lewis, Charles Rangel, Carl Stokes
  • Elijah Cummings
  • Rep. John Lewis
  • James and Emily Clyburn
  • Barbara Lee

National Urban League President Marc Morial

On this day back in 1990, Morial, now president and CEO of the National Urban League, was at a fundraiser for his first bid to represent New Orleans in the U.S. House of Representatives. The event was held in Atlanta and co-sponsored by Rep. John LewisAtlanta Mayor Andrew Young and the city's former Mayor Maynard Jackson (not pictured). Morial lost the congressional race to Bill Jefferson, but it was good to have friends in high places. "I felt like I was standing on the shoulders of history, and it was very affirming that these great legends whom I looked up to joined and supported me in my endeavors," Morial told BET.com.  (Photo: Courtesy National Urban League)

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