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, 2019 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 ! 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 ! The United Nations passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s apartheid in 1962 ! Today in Afro History ! Joseph H. Rainey becomes the first Afro American in The House of Representatives in 1870 ! was last modified: November 30th, 2019 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 'You ain't poppin' unless you got haters':... June 28, 2018 The 2018 BET Awards Nominations Are Here... May 16, 2018 Sun set: Booker, Phoenix sign $158M extension July 8, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Roy Wilkins... July 8, 2019 Full Trailer For ‘Star Wars’ Is Released;... October 20, 2015 Summer of LeBron: Everything to know for... June 11, 2018 Homemade Sports Drinks Offer Cheaper, Healthier Way... July 17, 2018 Moonchild Interview: Talks Early Journey, “Voyager” Album... April 22, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Halle Berry... March 24, 2019 Don’t expect the irrationally fearless Celtics to... May 23, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.