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    Currier & Ives Broadside (1872).
    The First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of United States
    15" x 11"
    New York; 1872

    A print of the seven black government officials who were elected to the 41st and 42nd U.S. Congress. Included in the sketch are Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels (Mississippi), Rep. Benjamin S. Turner (Alabama), Rep. Josiah T. Walls (Florida), Rep. Joseph H. Rainey (South Carolina), Rep. Robert Brown Elliott (South Carolina), Rep. Robert C. De Large (South Carolina), and Rep. Jefferson F. Long (Georgia).

    Following the Civil War and Reconstruction, the United States saw the start of integration within its government. Hiram Revels of Mississippi was elected a senator in 1870 by a vote of 81 to 15, and held the position for one year. The other African-American members of the House served various length terms, varying from three months to nine years. This brief period saw a large improvement in the lives of African Americans in the South.

    Condition: Light soiling and toning around the margins. There is a tear at the lower center edge, which has been repaired on verso with tape. Uneven edges.

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