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Statement on the Passing of Activist and Statesman Ronald Dellums

Lonnie G. Bunch III issued the Following statement today honoring the legacy of Ronald Dellums, a statesman who fiercely tackled issues of racial inequality and advocated for human rights during his life

July 31, 2018

The National Museum of African American History and Culture mourns the passing of Ronald Dellums, a statesman who fiercely tackled issues of racial inequality and advocated for human rights during his life and his more than 25 years in the United States Congress.

As co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus who introduced hundreds of bills and resolutions and as a leader in the campaign against apartheid in South Africa, Dellums sealed his legacy as a thought-provoking, passionate and deliberate leader. He served his community and country with unwavering commitment. His legacy and spirit will live on in the lives and communities that he touched for generations to come. 
 
Our condolences are with the Dellums family, friends, and loved ones.

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