Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Wilson to Host Discussion of Black Americans in Congress on Thursday, February 9 in Washington, D.C.

Feb 7, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) announced today that she is hosting a discussion of Black Americans in Congress and the African-American experience in Congress on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Former Congressman Ron Dellums (D-Calif.) – one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus – will share his experience from his 13 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, and House Historian Matt Wasniewski will discuss the book Black Americans in Congress and contributions of notable African-Americans who served in the House.


What:          Discussion of Black Americans in Congress
Date:           Thursday, February 9, 2012
Time:          10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Where:        2325 Rayburn House Office Building
                     Washington, DC  20515


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Rep. Frederica S. Wilson is a first-term Congresswoman representing the 17th District of Florida, including Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward Counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.