Keith Ellison's view of politics

Ellison speaks at U of M
5th District Rep. Keith Ellison, speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School Thursday night.
Photo by Tim Rummelhoff, courtesy of the University of Minnesota Law School

Keith Ellison has garnered a fair amount of public attention since he was elected to Congress in Minnesota's 5th District in November 2006. Ellison, a DFLer, is the state's first black congressman, and the first and only Muslim in Congress.

Ellison spoke Thursday night at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota Law School, about his path from a childhood in Detroit to the Minnesota Legislature, and finally to Washington D.C.

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