The Higher Education of the Nation’s Newest Black Congressman

Earlier this month André Carson won a special election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana’s Seventh Congressional District. Carson will fill out the term of his grandmother, Julia Carson, who died from cancer.

Carson, now 33 years old, was raised by his grandmother. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management from Concordia University in Wisconsin and a master’s degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to being elected to Congress, Carson was a city council member in Indianapolis.