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MFUME, Kweisi (1948-)

MFUME, KWEISI, A Representative from Maryland; born Frizzell Gray in Baltimore, Md., October 24, 1948; attended public schools; B.S., Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md., 1976; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1984; assistant professor, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.; program director for a radio station; member, Baltimore, Md., city council, 1979-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on February 15, 1996 (January 3, 1987-February 15, 1996); chief executive officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1996-2004; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Elijah Eugene Cummings (April 28, 2020-present).

National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD
Videocassettes: 1994, 2 videocassettes.
Health care reform town meeting [videorecording] / MPT, Maryland Public Television production, hosted by Kweisi Mfume. This documentary records the proceedings of a panel held April 18, 1994 at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center to discuss concerns about current health care and delivery in the United States. Included on the panel are Dr. John D. Stokes, director of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, William C. Richardson, president of The Johns Hopkins University, Kurt L. Schmoke, mayor of Baltimore, Senator Barbara Mikulsi, Representative Ben Cardin, Donna Shalala, secretary of Health and Human Services, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, chair, Health Care Reform Task Force.

Videocassette: 1995, 1 videocassette.
Food for thought [videorecording] / WBAL Baltimore, hosted by Kweisi Mfume. The topic of the program is food issues. The panel members are Wenda Royster, wellness consultant, David Schardt, Center for Science and the Public Interest, Caroline Smith Dewaal, Center for Science and the Public Interest, Diane Feffer Neas, restaurant consultant, Cynthia Glover, restaurant critic, Baltimore Magazine, Joseph Madden, FDA, and John W. Jones, FDA. They discuss fruits and vegetables, preservatives, food preparation, and food labeling among other topics.

  • "Kweisi Mfume" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.
  • Mfume, Kweisi with Ron Stodghill II. No Free Ride: From the Mean Streets to the Mainstream. New York: One World, 1996.