The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus had humble beginnings. It was formed in the Detroit home of Rep. Morris Hood, Jr., who was elected as it's first leader.

From there, the caucus has contributed to many milestones in our state history, including the establishment of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in 1985 and the election of the first African American (Kwame Kilpatrick) as leader of the House Democratic Caucus in 2000.
The history of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus tells a story of courageous political leaders who worked to make a difference and to create a better Michigan for future generations.