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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Greatest_African_Americans

"significance in the general progress of African-Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system"; "self-sacrifice and a willingness to take great risks for the collective good"; "unusual will and determination in the face of great danger and against the most stubborn odds"; "a consistent posture toward ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_United_States_Senators

The United States Senate has had ten African-American elected or appointed office holders. The United States Senate is the upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, which is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau defines African Americans as citizens or ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Americans_in_the_United_States_Congress

The first African Americans to serve in the United States Congress were Republicans elected during the Reconstruction Era. After slaves were emancipated and granted citizenship rights, freedmen gained political representation in the Southern United States for the first time. White Democrats regained political power in ...

www.theroot.com/7-african-american-politicians-who-will-rise-in-the-era-1790857967

Nov 29, 2016 ... Over the next four years, some new—and some familiar—players will step up to the national political stage, including the following African Americans. Some will ... whoever leads the largest Congressional Black Caucus in history—50 members—will be one of the leaders of the loyal opposition to Trump.

www.bet.com/news/photos/2009/01/newsflipbookbhm09top25blacksinpoltics.html

He is the personal aide, or body man, to U.S. President Barack Obama. Love applied for an internship on Capitol Hill in 2006. He was interviewed by Robert Gibbs, Obama's communications director, for a position in Obama's Senate office. He was hired with the title "deputy political director."As Obama's aide, he has to ...

www.biography.com/people/groups/african-american-firsts-government-politics

Explore Biography.com's collection of pioneering African Americans in government and politics, including Alexander Lucius Twilight, Carol Moseley Braun, Hiram R. Revels and Amelia Boynton. View full biographies, photos ... ( 1965–). Mrs. Amelia Boynton, Integration Leader w. poster of George Wallace. ( Photo. Biography ...

www.washingtonpost.com/politics/21-notable-african-american-firsts-in-politics/2017/02/15/be64d774-f0cb-11e6-9973-c5efb7ccfb0d_gallery.html

Feb 15, 2017 ... Leaders who broke barriers as lawmakers, governors and president.

theundefeated.com/features/the-undefeated-44-most-influential-black-americans-in-history

Feb 9, 2017 ... Our select #Undefeated44 list has been unwrapped. Check the receipts of why we feel these black Americans shook up the world.

www.u-s-history.com/pages/h3736.html

1855-1914. Famous for whistling and singing "The Whistling Coon" and "The Laughing Coon." Booker T. Washington. Political leader, educator, author. 1856- 1915. One of the dominant figures in African-American history from 1890 to 1915; did much to improve the friendship and working relationship between the races.