Kweisi Mfume
  • Male
  • Dundalk, MD
  • United States

Kweisi Mfume's Friends

  • Emmett Till
  • Medgar Wiley Evers
  • NAACP - National Association for
 

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Kweisi Mfume updated their profile
Jun 15, 2013
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I wrote this letter to the owner of the Harlem Globetrotters because he gave money in 2000 to the NAACP. His contribution helped us in taking down a Confederate flag near the South Carolina capital building. Mr. Jackson, your help was and still is…
Jun 15, 2013
Kweisi Mfume left a comment for Emmett Till
"Emmett, Even though I am no longer the head of the NAACP, I still fight for the rights of African Americans. Your case is one of the most well-known and most brutal examples of the dangers of racism so I was very happy that you might finally…"
Jun 15, 2013
Kweisi Mfume posted photos
Jun 14, 2013
Emmett Till and Kweisi Mfume are now friends
Jun 14, 2013
Kweisi Mfume left a comment for Emmett Till
"Hello Emmett, I just wanted to let you know how happy I was 8 years ago when I found out that your murder case was being reopened. I found the exact words I said that day on http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-05-10-till-case_x.htm. It…"
Jun 13, 2013
Kweisi Mfume posted videos
Jun 13, 2013
Kweisi Mfume posted a status
"Working for the NIH National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities is always such an honor http://www.kweisimfume.com/"
Jun 13, 2013
Kweisi Mfume liked Tricia London's profile
Jun 13, 2013
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Jun 13, 2013
Kweisi Mfume replied to Tricia London's discussion What do you think of the video Four Little Girls?
"Personally, I thought the film was a moving remembrance of their lives and their deaths. I was 15 years old when the church was bombed and I can still remember hearing about it. This documentary delves even more into the tragedy than the news ever…"
Jun 12, 2013
Kweisi Mfume left a comment for Tricia London
"Mrs. London, I'm a bit confused by your question. The second half of my answer was about what I am doing for work now, but is there something else you wanted to know?"
Jun 12, 2013
Tricia London left a comment for Kweisi Mfume
"Congressman Mfume,  You indirectly answered my question, "what are you doing now?"  (I didn't mean right this minute and was not expecting an answer like, "eating a raisin bagel.")"
Jun 12, 2013
Kweisi Mfume posted a video

Kweisi Mfume Debate: "On Race"

Last week, Kweisi Mfume and Ben Cardin had a televised debate in the MD Senate race. Here is Congressman Mfume's answer is to a question about the impact of ...
Jun 12, 2013

Profile Information

Greatest Contribution to the Civil Rights Movement
Former President and CEO of the NAACP

My Life

Major Accomplishments

  • Overcame a rough childhood (even after dropping out of high school) and went on to become a Congressman and the president of the NAACP
  • Fought for equality in high profile American institutions such as the Supreme Court and NBC
  • Revamped the inner workings of the NAACP specifically getting rid of large amounts of debt and raising the bar for NAACP groups across the nation

 

Education

  • Didn't finish high school, but I got my GED
  • Attended Community College of Baltimore
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Morgan State University
  • Graduated from John Hopkins University with an MLA

 

Professions

  • City council member in Baltimore
  • Congressman
  • CEO and president of the NAACP
  • Hosted radio show, “The Remarkable Journey”,  for 3 years 

 

 Organizations and Committees

  • Black Student Union at the Community College of Baltimore
  • Narcotics Abuse & Control subcommittee
  • Small Business Committee
  • Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee
  • Education and Labor Committee
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Big Brother and Big Sisters of Maryland
  • Gamma Boulé Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
  • Order of the Prince Hall Masons
  • Caucus for Women's Issues
  • Trustee for: Baltimore Museum of Art, Morgan State U. Board of Regents, Enterprise Foundation
  • Congressional Arts Caucus
  • Harvard's JFK School of Government senior advisor

 

Signature Quotes
“Even if they're not reaching out to us, we're going to reach out to them anyway and involve them in a meaningful way. Because if we don't, we will fail to learn the lesson of a generation before us, that reached out for us and never let us go.”

http://thinkexist.com/quotes/kweisi_mfume/2.html

"Then you have an obligation also, the good ones. To make sure you say to the others, that this blue wall of silence must come down and that everybody must be treated equally...”

http://thinkexist.com/quotes/kweisi_mfume/3.html

"We do not have to be victims of circumstance."

http://www.blackamericans.com/black-history/our-journey-continues

 

My Goal

What I want more than anything is to see near-perfect equality between the people of this nation no matter what they look like, believe in, or who they love. 

 

Other Info

My mother died when I was a teen and I had to leave school.

I began working to provide for my family at age 16 after my mother died.

I didn't receive any more schooling until age 23 when I finally went to a community college.

I ran for Senate in the 2006 election but was beaten by another Congressman named Ben Cardin.

I resigned from my job in congress to become the leader of the NAACP.

In 1996, I published my biography, “No Free Ride: From the Mean Streets to the Mainstream”.

http://todayinafricanamericanhistory.com/october-24th-in-african-american-history-frizzell-gerald-gray-kweisi-mfume/

http://www.kweisimfume.com/

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 8:19pm on June 11, 2013, Tricia London said…

Mr. Mfume,  Were you born with that name?

At 8:20pm on June 11, 2013, Tricia London said…

Mr. Mfume,

What are you doing now?

At 9:00pm on June 12, 2013, Tricia London said…

Congressman Mfume,  You indirectly answered my question, "what are you doing now?"  (I didn't mean right this minute and was not expecting an answer like, "eating a raisin bagel.")

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