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He was the first black man elected to Congress. But white lawmakers refused to seat him.

September 21, 2017
Swann Gallery, Library of Congress, and NMAAHC

About The Museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.