Certificate of Election for Senator Hiram Revels, 1870

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Hiram Revels of Mississippi was the first African-American senator, but served just a little more than a year. An ordained minister, Revels recruited African-American troops during the Civil War and organized churches and schools.

Records of the U.S. Senate, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

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