Meet Tim Scott, the New Black U.S. Senator

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  • Welcome, Senator Scott
  • One of a Kind
  • A Small Club
  • It's Not a Black Thing
  • True Believer
  • His First Time
  • Legacy Slayer
  • Top of His Class
  • Not a Member
  • True Life
  • Early Influences
  • Before Politics
  • It Gets Better

A Small Club

Mississippi, Massachusetts, Illinois and now South Carolina are the only states that have ever sent an African-American senator to Washington. Scott will be the first African-American Republican to serve in the Senate since Edward W. Brooke.

(Photos from left: United States Congress, Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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