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The Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and socialism (Quote By Author Michael Scheuer).
The First Blacks In Congress – All Republicans
Photo:The first seven African Americans elected to
the 41st and 42nd U.S. Congress. (Currier
and Ives original 1872 Image.)
Rhodes Revels of Mississippi was the first black elected as a United States
senator, serving from 1870-1871 as a Republican.
completed the unfinished term of Jefferson Davis who was the former president
of the confederacy.
Revels was followed in the Senate by
Republican Blanche K. Bruce, also of Mississippi.Republican Joseph Rainey of South Carolina
was the first black to enter the House of Representatives.
Below is a list of the black
Republicans elected to Congress during the Reconstruction era.Their lifespan is shown in parenthesis.