Martin Luther King: How diverse is US politics?

Martin Luther King: How diverse is US politics?
 

The civil lights leader Martin Luther King Jr, in a 1957 speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, called on Congress to introduce equal voting rights for all Americans.
"Give us the ballot," said Dr King, "and we will fill our legislative halls with men of goodwill".
Half a century after his death, Reality Check looks at how the racial and ethnic make-up of Congress and state legislatures has changed.
The US Congress is made up of 435 elected lawmakers in the House of Representatives, the lower chamber, and 100 in the Senate, the upper chamber.
US politics has... read more

 
4 April 2018 in World News, Views: 182
Source: BBC
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