The first seven Black Americans elected to US Congress — All seven were REPUBLICANS. Democrats tried to erase this from history texts.

First 7 black Americans elected to Congress during Reconstruction, all Republicans.
Sen. Hiram Rhodes Revels R-MS,
Rep. Benjamin Turner R-AL,
Rep. Robert DeLarge R-SC,
Rep. Josiah Walls R-FL,
Rep. Jefferson Long R-GA,
Rep. Joseph Hayne Rainey R-SC,
Rep. Robert Brown Elliot R-SC.

 

h/t Mccruise

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