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Charles Diggs

Born: Dec 2, 1922

Death: Aug 24, 1998

Birthplace: Detroit

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Charles Diggs

Date of Birth : Dec 2, 1922
Date of Death : Aug 24, 1998
Birth Place : Detroit

Charles Coles Diggs, Jr. was an African-American politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. 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. 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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