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Bakari Sellers

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18, 1984
United States
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United States


American politician and attorney who is known for having earned a seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives. He is also known for being the first vice chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party and for frequently appearing on CNN as a guest analyst. 

Before Fame

He earned his bachelors degree in African-American studies from Morehouse College and in 2008 earned his juris doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He began his career as an attorney and continued to work his way up until he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. 


In 2010 he was listed in Time Magazine's 40 under 40 list and in 2012 he was named as one of "50 politicos to watch" in Politico magazine. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Bamberg County, South Carolina. His father Cleveland Sellers was a civil rights activist and professor. 

Associated With

He was featured in an article on Post and Courier where he spoke at length about the Donald Glover music video for This Is America