Black History Month: Cedric Richmond On The ‘Work To Do’ Ahead

Black History Month: Cedric Richmond on the ‘Work to Do’ Ahead

For Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric L. Richmond, this month is about teaching. First celebrated in 1926 as a weeklong tribute to black history and culture and expanded to a monthlong honor in 1976, Black History Month is a time of reflection and festivity for many African-Americans. Roll Call interviewed Richmond and several other lawmakers and Capitol Hill figures, such as Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black, to find out what the intersection of black history and life in Congress and the Capitol building itself means to them.
Watch interviews and the video, “Black History and America’s Capitol,” which combines all these talks, …

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