Daily Archives: October 18, 2016

Tuesday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Senator Hiram Revels

Today’s Historical figure is Senator Hiram Revels. February 25, 1870 First African American Senator On February 25, 1870, visitors in the Senate galleries burst into applause as senator-elect Hiram Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, entered the chamber to take his … Continue reading

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