Capitol Lens: Institutional Memory

Posted May 11, 2012 at 1:06pm

Bertie Bowman, hearing coordinator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, greets Chairman John Kerry before the start of a Thursday hearing on NATO. Bowman, one of the longest-serving African-Americans on the Capitol staff, is the author of “Step by Step: A Memoir of Hope, Friendship, Perseverance, and Living the American Dream,” which tells of his journey from a farm in the Jim Crow South to the halls of Congress.