Afro History Today in Afro History ! Joseph H. Rainey becomes the first Afro American in The House of Representatives in 1870 ! written by Marc Alexander December 6, 2018 English: , member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Joseph H. Rainey House, Georgetown, South Carolina. Photo likely taken by Cecil N. McKithan, National Park Service employee, in 1983. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Joseph Rainey. Library of Congress description: “Rainey, Hon. Joseph Hayne of S.C.”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier in 1973 !Today in Afro History ! Kofi Annan is elected as the Secretary General of the United Nations in 1996 !Today in Afro History ! Slaves seized control of the slave ship Amistad in 1839 !Today in Afro History ! George Washington Buckner is named minister to Liberia in 1913 !Today in Afro History ! South African President, F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban against anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress and committed to releasing Nelson Mandela in 1990 !Today in Afro History ! William H. Hastie, becomes the first Afro American judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1949 ! Today in Afro History ! Joseph H. Rainey becomes the first Afro American in The House of Representatives in 1870 ! was last modified: November 30th, 2018 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actress, K.D. Aubert ! Singer, Frankie Beverly ! Actor, Colin Salmon ! NBA player, Giannis Antetokounmpo ! Actor, Noel Clarke ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NFL player, Terrell Owens ! MLB player, Yasiel Puig ! Businessman, Reginald Lewis ! Singer, Lillie McCloud ! You may also like Gospel Singer Changes Identity to Become Bisexual... January 16, 2018 Source: League reinstates Redskins’ Cravens February 14, 2018 When Kendrick Lamar And Other Singers Rapped... May 7, 2018 Kendrick Lamar Allegedly Made A Threat That... May 25, 2018 R&B singer Nick Hakim makes music to... March 1, 2018 Tomlin: Steelers evolved since loss to Jags January 9, 2018 "I want to be the last face... July 20, 2018 Sources: Kawhi has final say, opts to... February 22, 2018 Enzo Amore Lays It All On The... May 28, 2018 Lil Xan Rarely Strays From His Formula... April 13, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.