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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

On this day: American history

With acknowledgment and thanks to The New York Times:

Hiram Rhoades Revels, detail


On Feb. 25, 1870, Hiram R. Revels, Republican of Mississippi, became the first black member of the United States Senate as he was sworn in to serve out the unexpired term of Jefferson Davis.

Hiram RRevels Biography

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