HISTORY Donate to ABC Become A Member The Caucus through the Years Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, first African-American to run for President in 1972. The congresswoman was the Alaska Black Caucus' Solidarity Weekend guest in 1986. ABC members visits WH 1979 and meets with Louis Martin, special assistant to President Carter, (l to r) Louis Martin, famed Dr. Calvin Rolark, publisher of the Washington Post Informer, past ABC visitor, Louie Overstreet, George Taylor (Fairbanks), Frank Austin, Fred Johnson, Hameed Ahmad, and Sterling Taylor. Visiting with President Regan, special assistant, Mel Bradley. Front row (l to r) Adrienne Weston, Mel Bradley, and Louie Overstreet, Back row (l to r) Sterling Taylor, Walt Furnace, Jim Williams, Fred Johnson, George Harrison, Willie Sykes, Herb Turner, Charles LeViege, Dr. Calvin Rolark. Alaska Black Caucus Solidarity Banquet, 1983, Louie Overstreet. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, African-Americans' first family of the arts and entertainment. Solidarity Weekend guests in 1981. Alaska Black Caucus' first nationally prominent guest, 1977 (L to R) Louie Overstreet, Dick Gregory, Hameed Ahmad, Leroy Williams -first president of Caucus, Jewel Jones, Tammie Townsend. ABC hosting author of Roots, Alex Haley, (l to r) Sheldon Slade, JoAnn Overstreet, Hammed Ahmad, Alex Haley, Louie Overstreet, and Fred Johnson. ABC Solidarity Weekend keynote speaker, Black Enterprise publisher, Earl Graves and Governor Bill Sheffield, June 1983. Senator Bettye Davis served as Chair of the Board of the Alaska Black Caucus from 1985 thru 1991.