Emanuel Cleaver


Emanuel Cleaver II represents Missouri’s 5th Congressional District where he serves as the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. In 1991, he was elected Kansas City’s first African-American mayor. A native of Texas, Cleaver came to Kansas City at the request of his mentor, Reverend Ralph Abernathy. There he helped to set up a chapter the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the prominent organization dedicated to promoting civil rights. After years of activism and growing a small Kansas City church, St. James Methodist, he was elected to the city council where he served three consecutive terms.  

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The St. Louis County Elections Board Is Now Officially All White

Sharon Days has been replaced by a white male.

Praise Be the Ballot Box: CBC Launches Freedom Sundays to Turn Out Voters

African-American voters will be key players in several Democratic races.

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's District Office Hit by Molotov Cocktail

The Missouri congressman's office is vandalized a second time.

Are Missouri Officials Shutting Black Congressmen Out of Ferguson Talks?

Reps. Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaver were not invited to a meeting with top leaders to discuss the troubled community.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Compares Ferguson to Fallujah

Missouri Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Lacy Clay bemoan ongoing chaos in Fegruson.
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