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Oral Histories: Charles Rangel

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)

Washington, DC
Saturday, January 8, 2011

Charles Rangel entered the Congress as a representative from New York in 1971 and eventually served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He lost that position after ethics violation charges surfaced – and his colleagues voted in early December 2010 to censure him. In this oral history from the collection of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Rangel recalls his political career and the founding of the caucus – which marks its 40th anniversary in 2011.

Updated: Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10:54am (ET)

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