- African American History
- 10.5 hrs.
- Series Statement:
- Interviews in this series were made possible by support from the UCLA Center for African American Studies, Institute of American Cultures. This is the first of several Oral History Program series focusing on social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of African American citizens in the Lo...
- Biographical Note:
- 62nd district California State Assembly member from 1935 to 1963. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1991 serving as the he first black politician west of the Mississippi River elected to the House of Representatives.