Congressional Black Caucus
Kendra Brown likes to live by the words of Charles Hamilton Houston, a prominent black lawyer who helped dismantle the Jim Crow laws more than 60 years ago: “A lawyer’s either a social engineer or a parasite on society.”
As policy director of the Congressional Black Caucus, Brown, who earned her law degree from Vermont Law School, has the chance to do just that.
“I understand the powerful impact I can have … as we draft and set forth legislation and policy to better the lives of our constituents around the nation,” she said.
Brown, who also holds a Master of Divinity from Howard University, gives back in other ways as well. As chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the National Black Law Students Association, she mentors students on getting into and succeeding in law school. And, she is Public Relations Chairman of the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Vice President of the Baltimore County chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the country’s first college sorority for black women.
“Every day, I vow to make a difference,” Brown said. “No matter what the obstacle, I make a positive difference and impact in the lives of all that I can.”