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 Celtics’ Hayward starts jogging on court April 2, 2018 The Hip-Hop Industry and Women's Experiences April 24, 2018 Steelers’ Brown rips constant media pressure June 12, 2018 LeBron boosts Vegas odds of Lakers winning... July 2, 2018 Oregon ranchers pardoned by Trump return home July 12, 2018 Bills RB McCoy: Need to be able... January 4, 2018 Winter preparedness, snow clearance plan reviewed at... November 4, 2017 NBA player rankings: Stellar PG play from... February 6, 2018 UPDATE: Man charged after siblings perish in... March 7, 2015 Wounded warrior becomes artist after losing both... July 8, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.