How many African Americans have served in the U.S. Congress? How did Reconstruction, the Great Migration, and the post-World War II civil rights movement affect black Members of Congress? Who was the first African American to chair a congressional committee?
These questions and many more are answered in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007, the most comprehensive history available on the 121 African Americans who have served in Congress.
Written for a general audience, this book contains a profile of each African-American Member. Former Member profiles are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history.
Black Americans in Congress also includes:
Publisher: House, Office of the Clerk, Office of History and Preservation
Description: Researched and written by the Office of History and Preservation in the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, Black Americans in Congress is the second volume in a four-part congressionally mandated series about minorities who have served in Congress.
Year/Pages: 2008: 803 p.; ill.
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