Morehouse College Alum Elected Chair of Congressional Black Caucus
“I’m honored and humbled by the confidence my colleagues have placed in me to serve as chair of this revered Caucus, the conscience and intellect of the Congress.”
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, (D-LA), a [UNCF-member institution] Morehouse College graduate, was elected to a two-year term as chair of the powerhouse Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on November 30. He will lead the largest assembly of the CBC in the history of the political alliance. The ranks of the CBC have swelled to 49 members after victories in the last election.
Richmond (class of 1995) will assume leadership of the Caucus when Congress reconvenes in January. He replaces outgoing CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield, (D-NC).
“I’m honored and humbled by the confidence my colleagues have placed in me to serve as chair of this revered Caucus, the conscience and intellect of the Congress,” Richmond said in a statement. “As we move into a new Congress, and the onset of a new [presidential] administration, our Caucus will remain committed to the values that have made the CBC among the most influential institutions in the nation.”
Richmond is the first Morehouse College alumnus to be elected as chair of the CBC. >> Read More
Did you Know?
- Morehouse College owns the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, representing much of Morehouse alumnus Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work spanning from 1944 to 1968. Encompassing approximately 10,000 items, the collection includes hundreds of handwritten notes, famous and lesser known speeches, manuscripts, sermons, and other writings of unparalleled historical significance.