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Daryl A. Carter

congressman, was born Kendrick Brett Meek in Miami, Florida, one of three children and the only son of Carrie Pittman Meek, a member of Congress. Carrie Pittman Meek and Kendrick's father divorced; the first name of Meek's father is unknown. After completing high school, Meek attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. In college, Meek demonstrated a keen interest in politics and public affairs by founding the Florida A&M University's Democratic Club. Meek, within a year, was elected president of Florida's College Young Democrats. The future congressman was also a standout football player. He graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1989. After being introduced by a judge with whom he was acquainted, Meek courted and married Leslie Dixon of Brooklyn, New York, in 1991. The couple has two children, Lauren and Kendrick Jr.

After his successful performance in college Meek used his degree to secure ...