Charles Diggs, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Charles Diggs

American politician

Date of Birth: 02-Dec-1922

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Date of Death: 24-Aug-1998

Profession: politician, funeral director

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Charles Diggs

  • Charles Coles Diggs Jr.
  • (December 2, 1922 – August 24, 1998) was an African-American politician from the U.S.
  • state of Michigan who served in the state senate and U.S.
  • House of Representatives.
  • Diggs was an early member of the civil rights movement.
  • He attended the trial of Emmett Till's murderers, and was elected the first chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
  • He was a staunch critic of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Diggs resigned from the United States House of Representatives and served 14 months of a three-year sentence for mail fraud, although he maintained his innocence.
  • He was the first African American elected to Congress from Michigan.

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