This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

November 6, 1962 Augustus Freeman (Gus) Hawkins of Los Angeles is elected to the U.S House of Representatives, becoming the first black Congress member west of the Mississippi. A founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, Hawkins would sponsor many pieces of significant legislation before retiring in 1991. For more information on black history, arts and Read More…

This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

November 6, 1962 Augustus Freeman Hawkins of Los Angeles is elected to the U.S House of Representatives, becoming the first black Congress member west of the Mississippi. A founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, Hawkins would sponsor many pieces of significant legislation before retiring in 1991. For more information on black history, arts and culture, Read More…

This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

Jan. 3, 1973 Yvonne Brathwaite Burke is sworn-in to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming California’s first African-American congresswoman. She later is appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, making her the first woman and first African-American board member. For more information on black history, arts and culture, visit www.caamuseum.org.