Kweisi Mfume

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Kweisi Mfume 1948 -

US politician.

Born in Baltimore as Frizzell Gray. Educated at Morgan State University and later Johns Hopkins University. Changed his name while working on local radio. Baltimore City Counciller 1979-1986. Elected to the United States Congress in 1986 as representative for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, eventually becoming head of the Congressional Black Caucus. Left Congress to become President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in February, 1996