Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989
Begins at a time when most blacks lived in slavery and were barred from the political process and ends with the influential era of the 1980's describing the effects of black members of the Congress. Includes: Ed Brooke, Shirley Chisholm, John Conyers, Ron Dellums, Mike Espy, William Gray, Augustus Hawkins, Barbara Jordan, Ralph Metcalfe, Kweisi Mfume, Robert Nix, Sr., Major Owens, Adam Clayton Powel, Jr., Charles Rangel, Gus Savage, Louis Stokes, Harold Washington, Andrew Young, Jr. and more. Photo or painting of each member.
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Page 72 - Studies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Page 160 - ... Judge William J. Clarke, of North Carolina, and was licensed to practice in all the courts of that State by the supreme court, January, 1879; was principal of one of the State normal and other schools in the State; was elected to the house of representatives in 1880 and to the State senate in 1884 ; was elected solicitor and prosecuting attorney for the second judicial district of North Carolina for four years in...
Page 121 - TN in 1858; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in...
Page 62 - ... Oversight Committee embodies the changes taking place in the House of Representatives. The committee itself was created by consolidating three committees into one, resulting in budget and staff cuts of nearly 50 percent. The committees that were merged include the Committee on Government Operations, the Committee on the Post Office and Civil Service, and the Committee on the District of Columbia. In order to fulfill the Republican Contract with America, the committee held a record number of hearings...
Page 66 - The basic set of projections assumes the achievement of the medium-term goals specified in the Full -Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978, also known as the Humphrey-Hawkins Act. The Administration continues to support the Humphrey-Hawkins economic goals.
Page 144 - He is currently a member of the Committee on Government Operations, the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, and the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.
Page 130 - Representatives in 1956 and re-elected in 1958. serving as a member of the Committee on Education and Labor and the Committee on Agriculture.
Page 21 - Congress after winning a special election to fill the vacancy left by the death of her husband.
Page 136 - Representative James E. O'Hara of North Carolina, requiring equal accommodations for all railroad passengers regardless of their color. He sought legislation guaranteeing the integration of eating places in the District of Columbia. Smalls asked the House to defy President Cleveland and approve a fifty dollar monthly pension for the widow of General David Hunter, who in 1862 had issued an order freeing slaves in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and had authorized the raising of one of the earliest...