First black U.S. Senator since reconstruction

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

On 8 November, Edward Brooke (D-NY) was elected as the first black U.S. Senator in 85 years.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "First black U.S. Senator since reconstruction". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5669, accessed 20 August 2014.]