Throwback Thursday: Black Leaders Back in the Day

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  • 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
  • Karen Bass
  • Robin Kelly
  • Marc Morial
  • Maya Angelou

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-New York)

Looking at this picture from Rep. Gregory Meeks’s senior yearbook, it’s evident that the future New York congressman (pictured far right) was a sartorialist even as a teenager in the early '70s. Fast forward to a new century and, as regulars on Capitol Hill can attest, on occasion he sometimes even out-dappers the most dapper of House members, the iconic and often inimitable Charlie Rangel.

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(Photo: Courtesy of Rep. Gregory Meeks)

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