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