Washington, D.C.

Eight black leaders from the worlds of politics and education will be celebrated for their contributions Wednesday on behalf of more than 3 million public charter school students around the country.

The group will be recognized at a reception held in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 49th Annual Legislative Conference, the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. For the 116th Congress, the caucus consists of 55 members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate who come together to advocate on critical issues, including criminal justice reform, voter suppression and education.

Among the honorees are three caucus members, including Democratic Reps. Lacy Clay of Missouri, Sheila Jackson Lee of

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