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Heroes of the Colored Race

Senator Blanche Bruce, Mississippi Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1875 to 1881, first elected non-white senator to serve a full term; Frederick Douglass, American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman; Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels, first person of color to serve in the United States Senate, and in the U.S. Congress overall, represented Mississippi in 1870 and 1871 (Frederick Douglass: Wikipedia, African-American Senators: Wikipedia, LOC 1881 image, LOC collection)

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