Daily Archives: October 19, 2016

Wednesday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Congressman Oscar de Priest

Today’s Political Figure is Oscar De Priest. Oscar De Priest was the first African American elected to Congress in the 20th century, ending a 28–year absence of black Representatives. De Priest’s victory—he was the first black Member from the North—marked … Continue reading

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