On February 25, 1870, the first ever African American to sit in Congress was sworn in. Hiram Rhoades Revels was a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi.
Joint Session of House and Senate, Washington, D.C.
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Slide from the Keystone View Company Lantern Slides, 1892-1912 held by the College of Charleston Libraries.