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BLACK HISTORY: Past and Present members of The Congressional Black Caucus
By Kimberlee Buck, Contributing Writer
Published February 1, 2017

Prior to the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus being founded, was its predecessor, the Democratic Select Committee. The committee which was founded by in January 1969 by a group of Black members of the House of Representatives including:

1.        Shirley Chisholm

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2.       William L. Clay Sr.  

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3.       Louis Stokes

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4.       Charles Diggs (First Chairman)

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The organization was renamed the Congressional Black Caucus in February 1971, founders include:

1.       William L. Clay Sr., Missouri 

2.       Shirley Chisholm, New York

3.       Louis Stokes, Ohio 

4.       George W. Collins

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5.       John Conyers

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6.       Ronald Dellums

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7.       Augustus F. Hawkins

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8.       Ralph Metacalfe

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9.       Parren Mitchell

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10.   Robert Nix

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11.   Charles Rangel

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12.   Walter Fauntroy

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Here is a list of the Congressional Black Caucus Members who are currently serving:

1.       Senator Cory Booker, New Jersey  

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2.       Senator Kamala Harris, California

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3.       Rep. Alma Adams, North Carolina 12th

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4.       Rep. Karen Bass, California ( Second Vice Chair)

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5.       Rep. Joyce Beatty, Ohio 3rd

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6.       Rep. Sanford Bishop, Georgia 2nd  

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7.       Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware

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8.       Rep. Anthony Brown, Maryland 4th

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9.       Rep. G.K. Butterfield, North Carolina 1st  

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10.   Rep. André Carson, Indiana 7th (First Vice Chair)

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11.   Rep. Yvette Clarke, New York 9th  

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12.   Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr., Missouri 1st  

13.   Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri 5th 

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14.   Rep. Jim Clyburn, South Carolina 6th

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15.   Rep. John Conyers, Michigan 13th

16.   Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland 7th  

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17.   Rep. Danny Davis, Illinois 7th

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18.   Rep. Val Demings, Florida 10th

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19.   Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota 5th  

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20.   Rep. Dwight Evans, Pennsylvania 2nd

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21.   Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio 11th

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22.   Rep. Al Green, Texas 9th  

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23.   Rep. Alcee Hastings, Florida 20th

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24.   Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, New York 8th  

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25.   Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas 30th

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26.   Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia 4th  

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27.   Rep. Robin Kelly, Illinois 2nd

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28.   Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan 14th (Secretary)  

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29.   Rep. Al Lawson, Florida 5th  

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30.   Rep. Barbara Lee, California 13th

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31.   Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas 18th

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32.   Rep. John Lewis, Georgia 5th  

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33.   Rep. Mia Love, Utah 4th

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34.   Rep. Donald McEachin, Virginia 4th

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35.   Rep. Gregory Meeks, New York 5th

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36.   Rep. Gwen Moore, Wisconsin 4th  (Whip)

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37.   Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia  

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38.   Rep. Donald Payne Jr., New Jersey 10th  

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39.   Rep. Stacy Plaskett, U.S. Virgin Islands  

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40.   Rep. Cedric Richmond, Louisiana 2nd (Chair)

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41.   Rep. Bobby Rush, Illinois 1st  

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42.   Rep. Bobby Scott, Virginia 3rd

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43.   Rep. David Scott, Georgia 13th

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44.   Rep. Terri Sewell, Alabama 7th  

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45.   Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi 2nd  

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46.   Rep. Marc Veasey, Texas 33rd  

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47.   Rep. Maxine Waters, California 35th  

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48.   Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, New Jersey 12th  

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49.   Rep. Frederica Wilson, Florida 24th  

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