History News January 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Meet the first black men in leadership roles in U.S. politics

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins January 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm

January 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm | History, News

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African-Americans have had a tumultuous history in the United States, to say the least. From slavery to discrimination to the systematic racism rampant today, Blacks have and are being disenfranchised. It has taken unique and bold individuals to step out and pursue positions of power – thereby changing the course of the Black plight.

Here are the passionate individuals who risked having a life of discomfort for the advancement of African-Americans.

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