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Remembering John Conyers Jr., The Longest-Serving African American Congressman

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Former Rep. John Conyers Jr. died Sunday at the age of 90. (Ramon Espinosa/File/AP)

Former Rep. John Conyers Jr. died Sunday at the age of 90. (Ramon Espinosa/File/AP)

Former Rep. John Conyers Jr., the longest-serving African American lawmaker in congressional history, died Sunday at the age of 90.

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley speaks with Todd Spangler (@tsspangler), Washington correspondent of the Detroit Free Press, about Conyers’ life and legacy.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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