Augustus F. Hawkins

Augustus Freeman "Gus" Hawkins was a prominent American Democratic Party politician and a figure in the history of Civil Rights and organized labor. He served as the first African American from California in the United States Congress. Wikipedia*

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Augustus F. Hawkins has 79 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for California's 29th district. The year with the most videos was 1989 with 21 videos. Most appearances with Mervyn M. Dymally (3), Major R. Owens (3), Alan Cranston (2). Most common tag: Minimum Wage.

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Previously

U.S. Representative, D-CA 21st January 3, 1963 - January 13, 1975 Videos: 11 U.S. Representative, D-CA 29th January 14, 1975 - January 3, 1991 Videos: 66

Recent Appearances

  • Liberal Platform for the 21st Century Part 2

    Liberal Platform for the 21st Century Part 2

    Participants gathered to hear testimony from a multitude of witnesses on various issues. This portion focused on economic issues,…

  • Clinton Admn. Civil Rights Policies

    Clinton Admn. Civil Rights Policies

    The participants examined the Clinton Administration’s civil rights record and released a report that also makes policy…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House agreed to the conference report on S. 1430, to enhance national and community service. A letter from Rep. Donald…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House agreeed to H.J.Res. 647, disapproving of the president’s recommendations to extend Most Favored Nation status to…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House agreed to the Murtha motion to close the conference committee meetings on H.R. 5803, Defense appropriations, to…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House agreed to H.Res. 487 which provided for the consideration of H.R. 5835, intelligence authorizations. The House agreed to…

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