Cardiss Hortense Collins, , was an American Democratic politician from Illinois who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1997. She was the first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress. Wikipedia*
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Cardiss Collins has 245 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1979 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 49 videos. Most appearances with Donald M. Payne (4), Vic Fazio (3), Eva M Clayton (3). Most common tags: African Americans, Democratic Party.