Black History 'Erryday': Happy 79th Birthday Congresswoman Maxine Waters

08/15/2017 05:20 pm ET
By House of Representatives photographic studio

Maxine Moore Carr 8/15/1938 Kinloch, MO.

Politician.

Has 12 siblings.

After graduating high school moved to Los Angeles, worked in a garment factory, as a telephone operator, and an assistant teacher with Head Start.

Graduated with a degree in sociology from Los Angeles State College, now California State University Los Angeles.

Member of California Assembly from 1977 - 1991.

Member of U.S. Congress from 1991 to present and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Co-founded Black Women’s Forum and Community Build.

Married twice, two children.

Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.

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