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John Willis Menard – First Elected Black Congressman
Hiram Rhoads Revels – First African American Senator
Senator Revels – Accepts Invitation to Give a Lecture
Alonzo Jacob Ransier – As Former SC Lieutenant Governor and Early Black Congressman
Blanche Kelso Bruce – First Black Senator to Serve a Full Term
Edward W. Brooke – The First Black Senator Elected Since Reconstruction
Carl Stokes – First African American Mayor of a Major City
Barack Obama – The First African American President of the United States!
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