Tag Archives: Reconstruction

Tuesday Open Thread

Today’s feature covers the REAL history of reconstruction. See how our past affects our present with this inside look of Reconstruction with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reconstruction: America After the Civil War premiered April 9 & April 16. You can … Continue reading

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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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Monday Open Thread | Black Historical Political Figures: Congressman Joseph Rainey

Since politics is everywhere nowadays, I thought we’d take this week to remember some Black political firsts. Congressman Joseph Rainey: Born into slavery, Joseph Rainey was the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first … Continue reading

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