Now Playing loading...

John Conyers, Longtime Michigan Congressman Dead At 90


Former Michigan Rep. John Conyers, the longest serving black member of Congress has died. He was 90 years old. He died in his sleep in his home in Detroit. He was the founder of the Congressional Black Caucus.  He is the only congressman to be endorsed by Martin Luther King Jr. After his death after a 15 year fight it was his legislation that declared Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday a holiday. The holiday was first celebrated in 1986. Conyers spent 53 years in Congress and was the first African American to serve as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. He is the only congressman to serve on the Impeachment Committee’s for Nixon and Clinton. He resigned in 2017 over sexual harassment allegations. Rest In Peace Congressman Conyers.

Comments are closed.