“Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007,” Published

The Office of History and Preservation in the Office of the Clerk of U.S. House of Representatives recently published, “Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007.” A website was launched along with the new publication that includes lesson plans and other educational resources.

The book is the second in an official four-part series about minorities who have served in Congress. The first volume, “Women in Congress, 1917–2006,” was published in 2007.

Future volumes will profile Hispanic Americans and Asian-Pacific Islander Americans who have served in Congress.

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