1971 January 22

Congressional Black Caucus Boycotts President Nixon’s State of the Union Address


After being denied a meeting with President Richard Nixon, all 13 members of the Democratic Select Committee boycotted Nixon’s State of the Union address because of his policies regarding racial justice. The committee, made up of African-American members of the House of Representatives, was first organized in 1969, and later reorganized as the Congressional Black Caucus on March 30, 1971.

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