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February 27, 2017- John Lewis

February 27, 2017- John Lewis

Today we honor Congressman John Lewis, who has fought for equality and voting rights his entire life.  Congressman John Lewis has put his heart, soul, skin, blood, and tears into the fight for African-American suffrage. Congressman John Lewis was “a leading...
February 26, 2017- M Veasey (1971-present)

February 26, 2017- M Veasey (1971-present)

Today, February 26, 2017, we honor Congressman Marc Veasey, who represents the 33rd District of Texas, and who has taken on the cause of voting rights head-on. Congressman Veasey took Texas Governor Greg Abbott to court because of a2011 state voter ID law that was...
January 23, 2017- Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm

January 23, 2017- Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm

Today we honor Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, who was the first African-American woman in Congress in 1968; and, was the first African-American and African-American woman to make a serious presidential bid for a major party in 1972. Chisholm was a Black woman who...