Black History Month: African-American Political Firsts

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Robert B. Elliot

Robert B. Elliot, chairman of the South Carolina congressional delegation, Joseph H. Rainey, South Carolina delegate and congressman, and John R. Lynch, Mississippi delegate and congressman, in 1872 became the first African-Americans to address a major national political convention when they participated in the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia that year.

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