Congresswoman Lee is New CBC Chair


Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee

On Tuesday, January 6, 2009, Congresswoman Barbara Lee representing California’s ninth Congressional district, was sworn in as the new Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) during its ceremonial swearing in event. Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, President Emeritus of Bennett College served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the program that featured remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, CBC Foundation Chairman Kendrick Meek and Martin Luther King, III. Musical selections were performed by Mary Millben and Lady Tramaine Hawkins.


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