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 235 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. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1987 with an average of 4,848 views per program. Most appearances with Donald M. Payne (4), Vic Fazio (3), Kweisi Mfume (3). Most common tags: African Americans, Democratic Party.