Former Detroit Senator John Conyers has died at the age of 90, the Free News reported.
Conyers is known as the founder of the “Black Caucus,” a community of black congressmen and strongly defended the rights of the black population of the United States. In 1964, he managed to become one of the first six black house congressmen in the Democratic Party. For 15 years, Conyers pushed for Martin Luther king’s birthday to become a national holiday.
Toward the end of his political career, Conyers was accused of molesting congressional staffers. In 2017, he refused to be re-elected, citing health problems and seeking to ensure that his many years of work did not depreciate.