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Former Congressman Kweisi Mfume on Fighting for What's Right

The former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus was a five-term U.S Congressman for Maryland, and is of the most respected African American politicians. Earlier this year he was appointed the head of the NAACP. He has a new memoir, "No Free Ride: From the Mean Streets to the Mainstream."


Other segments from the episode on August 21, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 21, 1996: Interview with Kweisi Mfume; Review of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' album "She's the One."


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