Emanuel Cleaver

Politician

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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By 225-201, House votes to sue President Obama.

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