On this day in History 2/25

On this day in history Hiram Revels was appointed the first African American US Senator. After two days of heated debate on the floor of the US Senate, and with spectators packing the Senate galleries to see this groundbreaking event, a former Union Army chaplain, Mississippi’s Hiram Revels is sworn in as that state’s US senator forĀ  Mississippi.

Featured image courtesy of Mathew Brady or Levin Handy, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Author: Tom M

Curator @ Echoes of History. Lover of History, Travel, Politics, Music, Space and Haunted Locations. 25 years of experience in Music Industry working at MI5 Recordings & Universal Music Group. Preserving history each moment at a time.

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