Today's Articles

People, Locations, Episodes

Sun, 11.01.1970

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is Formed

*The founding of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is celebrated on this date in 1970.  This is an American political organization composed of African Americans elected to the Maryland General Assembly. Since incorporation, the Caucus membership has grown from 17 to 44 and is one of the largest state legislative black caucuses in the country.  

The Caucus was founded by Lena King Lee, then a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.  By drafting and sponsoring legislation to address constituent needs and by examining all bills that affect the black populace, the Caucus acts as a legislative body on behalf of the black community.

Currently, of Maryland's 24 sub-divisions, only Baltimore City, Prince Georges, Baltimore, Montgomery, Howard and Wicomico Counties have elected members to the Maryland Black Caucus. So additionally, the Caucus presents a black perspective from the entire state to the Legislature and advocates public policies that promote black social, cultural and economic progress, statewide. In addition, the Caucus serves as a research study group to generate pertinent data in support of appropriate public policies. 

Reference:

Maryland .Gov

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Ears have not heard Nor, Eyes have seen Such a man as Richard Green. He had great visions And used such tools When to build and tear down schools. He saw the importance of The benchmark... EARS HAVE NOT HEARD/NOR EYES HAVE SEEN. by Rosa Bogar.
Read More