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  • Al Green, U.S. Congress
    Al Green, a Representative from Texas; born in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, La., September 1, 1947; attended Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla., 1966-1971; attended Tuskegee University, Tusk...
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. Congress
    Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Delegate from the District of Columbia; born in Washington, D.C., June 13, 1937; graduated from Dunbar High School, Washington, D.C.; B.A., Antioch College of Antioch Univers...
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman, U.S. Congress
    Bonnie Watson Coleman, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., February 6, 1945; B.A., Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, N.J., 1985; member of the New Jersey state ...
  • Bennie Thompson, U.S. Congress
    Bennie Thompson, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Bolton, Hinds County, Miss., January 28, 1948; B.A., Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss., 1968; M.S., Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss...
  • Brenda Lawrence, U.S. Congress
    Brenda L. Lawrence, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 18, 1954; graduated from Pershing High School, Detroit, Mich.; attended University of Detroit Mercy, ...