Reconstruction and Beyond: The 8 African-American Senators

intro:The United States Senate has a long history of producing historic leaders, but has featured only eight African-American members. The following eight senators set a number of political and social milestones spanning the Reconstruction and beyond. Continue reading to learn more about their many achievements. quicklist:1 title:Hiram Rhodes Revels, R-Miss. text:Revels was the first African-American to serve as a state senator, representing Mississippi. Revels was elected by the Mississippi...Full Story
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