CNN political analyst and former representative from South Carolina, the youngest member ever to serve in the legislature, Bakari Sellers will be in Lee County School District on Nov. 4. Not only will he be meeting with students, staff and community members, but there will also be a screening of his documentary “While I Breathe, I Hope.”
The documentary chronicles the life of the charming, expressive Sellers and the challenges he encountered as a young democrat in the U.S. South. A practicing attorney as well, the story includes his life as an activist.
Sellers made history in 2006 when, at the age of 22, he defeated a 26-year incumbent to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. This star within the Democratic Party is a leading voice for his generation, following in the footsteps of his father, civil rights activist Dr. Cleveland Sellers.
He earned the undergraduate degree from Morehouse College, where he served as student body president. He received his juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina’s School of Law (Columbia). Sellers is known for his aggressive stance to eradicate poverty and the ills associated with it as well as the prevention of domestic violence and childhood obesity.
Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia and is a CNN contributor. He is married to Ellen Rucker.
For additional information about the visit, please contact LCSD at (803) 484.5327. There will be press opportunities for those who are interested.