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Bakari T. Sellers
The son of civil rights activist Cleveland Sellers, Bakari Sellers is an attorney and was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives at the age of 22.
A native of Denmark, South Carolina, Sellers graduated from Morehouse College in 2005. At Morehouse, he was a member of the Board of Trustees and the President of the Student Government Association. He also interned with Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina and Mayor Shirley Franklin of Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Morehouse College, Bakari attended the University Of South Carolina School Of Law, from which he graduated in 2008.
In 2006, Sellers was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he represents the 90th District and serves on the Judiciary Committee. He was a member of the South Carolina Steering Committee for Obama for America from 2007 to 2008. Additionally, Sellers has worked with the Strom Law Firm, LLC since 2007.