Black History Month: African-American Political Firsts

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P.B.S. Pinchback 

P.B.S. Pinchback was the first African-American to be appointed governor of a state in the U.S. He served from Dec. 9, 1872 to Jan. 13, 1873, after Gov. Henry Clay Warmouth was impeached.

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