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Walter Fauntroy* will come to Cairo Monday to monitor the last session of the military trial
Walter Fauntroy* will come to Cairo Monday to monitor the last session of the military trial
Walter Fauntroy, Great Human Rights Record
Honorable Reverend Walter E. Fauntroy, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. since 1959, has spent the past more than forty-six (46) years as a Christian minister, civil rights activist, member of congress and human rights activist, seeking to shape public policy that" declares Good News to the poor, that binds up the broken hearted and sets at liberty them that are bound" in the United States and around the world.
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Walter E. Fauntroy, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. since 1959, has spent the past more than forty-six (46) years as a Christian minister, civil rights activist, member of congress and human rights activist, seeking to shape public policy that" declares Good News to the poor, that binds up the broken hearted and sets at liberty them that are bound" in the United States and around the world.  
  
A native of Washington , D.C. Mr. Fauntroy is a product of its public schools and a graduate of Virginia Union University (B.A. 1955) and Yale University Divinity School (B.D. 1958). 
  
In 1971, the Reverend Mr. Fauntroy was elected the first delegate to serve the citizens of the District of Columbia and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 100 years. In that post for the next twenty years, he was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chairman of the Caucus at the beginning of the Reagan Era in 1981 and author of the “Black Leadership Family Plan For the Unity, Survival and Progress of Black People”. 
  
On Thanksgiving Eve in 1984 he, with Randall Robinson and Dr. Mary Francis Berry, launched the Free South Africa Movement with their arrest at the 
South African Embassy in Washington D.C. 
  
  
For twenty years a member of the House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee, Congressman Fauntroy served as chair of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy for six years and chair of the Subcommittee on International Development, Finance, Trade and Monetary Policy for four years. He also served as chair of the Bipartisan/Bicameral Task Force on Haiti for fifteen years. 
  
Walter Fauntroy has served as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s personal representative to presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson, the leadership of the U.S. House and Senate, and the cabinet level agencies of the federal government that had relevance to the civil rights struggle at that time. 
  
As director of the Washington Bureau of Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Mr. Fauntroy served as D.C. Coordinator of the Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. President Johnson appointed him Vice Chairman of the "White House Conference to Fulfill These Rights" in 1966 and Vice Chairman of the D.C. City Council in 1967. 
  
He is president of the National Black Leadership Roundtable (NBLR), the national network vehicle of the Congressional Black Caucus that he founded in 1977. In that capacity, as a part of the NBLR’s Seven Point Program, he is Co-chair of the 
Sudan Campaign, chairman of the Business Enterprise Development, 
LLC and currently heads up a U.S. based private sector effort to cure extreme poverty in Africa by the year 2025 in pursuit of the United Nations Millennium Challenge Goals. 
  
In recognition of his distinguished record of humanitarian service, both his alma maters, Virginia Union University and Yale University have conferred honorary Doctor of Law Degrees. He also holds honorary degrees from Howard University and Georgetown University Law Center. The National Urban Coalition granted Fauntroy the Hubert H. Humphrey Humanitarian Award from National Urban Coalition in 1984.

*Walter E. Fauntroy official Website: www.walterfauntroy.com


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