2017 Black History Month Luncheon, Annual Fundraising Event
Crisis In Black Education - Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
Emanuel Cleaver, II is now serving his sixth term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus.
Having served for twelve years on the Kansas City council. Cleaver was elected as the city’s first African American Mayor in 1991. During the 112 Congress, Cleaver was unanimously elected the 20th chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Emanuel Cleaver II received five honorary degrees augmented by a bachelor's degree from Prairie View A&M, and a Master's from St. Paul's School of Theology. Cleaver was the pastor at St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri from March 1972 until June 28, 2009.