Who was the first African American to become a state governor?

Answer The first African-American to become a state governor was Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback. He served as acting governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873 after Governor Henry ... Read More »

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How many African-Americans were in the first African-American Senate?

Hiram Revels of Mississippi was the first and only African-American in the first African American U.S. Senate, in 1870. He was a steadfast opponent of racial segregation after the American Civil Wa... Read More »

Who was the first African American cowboy?

Though other black cowboys may have lived before him, Bill Pickett is called the "first black cowboy star" because he became well-known during his lifetime and was the first African-American cowboy... Read More »

The First African American Colleges?

The first African American colleges emerged in the 1830s and aimed to provide an education for liberated slaves. These colleges were formed by the initiatives of various entities, including Quaker ... Read More »

Who was the first African-American congressman?

Joseph Hayne Rainey was the first African-American elected to Congress, in 1870. He represented South Carolina and served in the House of Representatives until 1879. After his tenure in Congress, R... Read More »