It's Black History Month, and Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, will be hosting a discussion about Black Americans in Congress as well as the African-American experience in Congress.
The discussion Thursday in the Rayburn House Office Building features former Congressman Ron Dellums, D-Calif., one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus. He'll share his experiences from 13 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. House Historian Matt Wasniewski will discuss the book "Black Americans in Congress" as well as contributions of notable African-Americans who served in the House.
Last month, Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, led a panel with a slightly different take on the black experience in Congress. He focused on recruiting more African-American voters to the ranks of black conservatives.