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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois


Congresswoman Robin Kelly Remembers Congressman Ron Dellums

Jul 31, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Robin Kelly released this statement on the passing of former Congressman and Oakland Mayor, the Honorable Ron V. Dellums:

“Throughout his life, Mayor Dellums stood on the right side of history, no matter the headwinds, risks or snickers from detractors.

I remember him standing strong as he helped found the Congressional Black Caucus and led Congressional efforts to end apartheid in South Africa. At home and abroad, he proved himself to be a giant in yesterday’s and today’s efforts to end racism and discrimination.

Mayor Dellums will be remembered as a friend, statesman, public servant and titan in the fight to end racism globally.

A few years ago, I read his memoirs and I would encourage all interested to visit your local library and gain greater insights into his remarkable life.

He will be greatly missed and it falls to us to continue his important work of fostering friendship, understanding, cooperation and an end to discrimination.”


Robin Kelly



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