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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 THIS DAY

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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