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Bakari Sellers


Bakari Sellers made history when, at the age of 22, he became the youngest African American elected official in the nation by joining the South Carolina state legislature. He went on to become the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina in 2014. Born into an activist family, his father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, instilled core values in him to continue in the tireless commitment to service. His ability to “reach across the aisle to get things done” has led to numerous achievements including being named TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2015. Bakari currently practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, SC. Host of the Bakari Sellers Podcast, where he discusses a variety of subjects from media, to politics and more, he also authored the New York Times Best Seller, My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, and more recently the children’s book, Who Are Your People?