On January 25, 1972, Shirley Chisolm announced that she would seek the Democratic Party nomination for president, thus becoming the first African American woman to run for president for a major political party. Though she was also the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and …

On January 25, 1972, Shirley Chisolm announced that she would seek the Democratic Party nomination for president, thus becoming the first African American woman to run for president for a major political party. Though she was also the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and …

Rep. Barbara C. Jordan - Women of the Congressional Black Caucus' Virtual Library Project.  Select "View all Jordan Photographs" or "View all Jordan Documents"

Rep. Barbara C. Jordan - Women of the Congressional Black Caucus' Virtual Library Project. Select "View all Jordan Photographs" or "View all Jordan Documents"

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Michelle Obama Barack Obama Photos Photos - (AFP-OUT)  President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the annual Phoenix Awards Dinner sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the Washington Convention Center, on September 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. The president said in his speech to the group "I need you because this isn't going to be easy,"  referencing the November elections. - President Obama Attends Phoenix Awards Dinner

Michelle Obama Barack Obama Photos Photos - (AFP-OUT) President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the annual Phoenix Awards Dinner sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the Washington Convention Center, on September 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. The president said in his speech to the group "I need you because this isn't going to be easy," referencing the November elections. - President Obama Attends Phoenix Awards Dinner

Obama became the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus. CQ Weekly characterized him as a “loyal Democrat” based on analysis of all Senate votes in 2005–2007. Obama announced on November 13, 2008, that he would resign his Senate seat on November 16, 2008, before the start of the lame-d...Obama became the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus. CQ Weekly characterized him as a “loyal Democrat” based on analysis of all Senate votes in 2005–2007. Obama announced on…

Obama became the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus. CQ Weekly characterized him as a “loyal Democrat” based on analysis of all Senate votes in 2005–2007. Obama announced on November 13, 2008, that he would resign his Senate seat on November 16, 2008, before the start of the lame-d...Obama became the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus. CQ Weekly characterized him as a “loyal Democrat” based on analysis of all Senate votes in 2005–2007. Obama announced on…

Ralph Metcalfe (May 30, 1910 – October 10, 1978) was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus as a representative from the Illinois 1st District. He was a college track star and Olympic athlete, placing second to Jesse Owens in the 100 meters in 1936. He served in World War II and coached at Xavier University in Louisiana before becoming a Chicago businessman, and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. #TodayInBlackHistory

Ralph Metcalfe (May 30, 1910 – October 10, 1978) was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus as a representative from the Illinois 1st District. He was a college track star and Olympic athlete, placing second to Jesse Owens in the 100 meters in 1936. He served in World War II and coached at Xavier University in Louisiana before becoming a Chicago businessman, and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. #TodayInBlackHistory

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Jeffrey Sterling - Dear NAACP, National Action Network, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Congressional Black Caucus and others:

Jeffrey Sterling - Dear NAACP, National Action Network, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Congressional Black Caucus and others:

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