Profession: Minister and US Senator
Why Famous: First person of color to serve in the United States Senate, and in the whole U.S. Congress.
- 1869-03-16 Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate
- 1870-01-20 Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis as US Senator for Mississippi
- 1870-02-25 Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)