Black americans in Congress, 1870–2007, is a entire heritage of the greater than one hundred twenty African americans who've served within the usa Congress. Written for a common viewers, this publication features a profile of every African-American Member, together with notables resembling Hiram Revels, Joseph Rainey, Oscar De Priest, Adam Clayton Powell, Shirley Chisholm, Gus Hawkins, and Barbara Jordan. person profiles are brought by way of contextual essays that designate significant occasions in congressional and U.S. history. the amount additionally features:
- Pictures—including hardly visible old images—of every one African American who has served in Congress
- Bibliographies and references to manuscript collections for every Member
- Statistical graphs and charts
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