HISTORY — from FNC Chad Pergram

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Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS) was the first African American in Congress overall. Sen.Blanche Bruce (R-MS) was the first to serve an entire term.

 

Sen. Ed Brooke (R-MA) was the most recent African Ameriacn Republican.

 

Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) was the most recent African American Senator.

 

Prior to Scott, the last three African American senators were all Democrats.

 

Here’s the overall list.

 

Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS), 1870-71

Sen. Blanche Bruce (R-MS), 1875-1881

Sen. Edward Brooke (R-MA), 1967-1979

Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL, 1993-1999

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), 2005-2008

Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), 2009-2010

 

 

 

 

Chad Pergram

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

FOX News

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