In 1870, a distinguished gentleman from Mississippi was duly elected to the US Senate. But when he presented his credentials in Washington, he was less than warmly welcomed. Why? Less than 5 years after the end of the Civil War, Hiram Rhodes Revels was the 1st African-American to serve in this post! On September 17, … Continue reading A Revel for Revels: Scholastic Awards winner Adds a New Leaf to the American National Tree!
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