African Americans in the 111th Congress

A list of the African-Americans serving in the 111th Congress. There are 42 black members in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate.


State House Senate
Alabama Artur Davis (D)  
California Barbara Lee (D)
Maxine Waters (D)
Diane E. Watson (D)
Laura Richardson  (D)
 
District of Columbia Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)1  
Florida Corrine Brown (D)
Alcee L. Hastings (D)
Kendrick Meek (D)
 
Georgia Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D)
John Lewis (D)
Cynthia McKinney (D)
David Scott (D)
Henry "Hank" Johnson, Jr.  (D)
 
Illinois Danny K. Davis (D)
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D)
Bobby L. Rush (D)
Roland Burris (D)
Indiana André Carson (D)  
Maryland Elijah E. Cummings (D)
Donna F. Edwards (D)
 
Michigan Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D)
John Conyers, Jr. (D)
 
Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)
 
Mississippi Bennie Thompson (D)  
Missouri William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D)
Emanuel Cleaver II (D)
 
New Jersey Donald M. Payne (D)  
New York Gregory W. Meeks (D)
Yvette D. Clarke (D)
Charles B. Rangel (D)
Edolphus Towns (D)
 
North Carolina G. K. Butterfield (D)
Melvin Watt (D)
 
Ohio Marcia L. Fudge (D)  
Pennsylvania Chaka Fattah (D)  
South Carolina James E. Clyburn (D)  
Texas Al Green (D)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)
 
Virgin Islands Donna M. Christensen (D)1  
Virginia Robert C. Scott (D)  
Wisconsin Gwen Moore (D)  
1. Non-voting delegate.

Sources: www.house.gov and www.senate.gov

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