Knox Alum was Mississippi’s First Black Senator

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From: The Washington Post (Washington, DC) –

The Washington Post notes that the first black senator from Mississippi was Knox alum Hiram Revels:

…While the election of [Mike] Espy to the U.S. Senate in 2018 would be historic, he would be following in the footsteps of Hiram Revels. An African American preacher and educator, Revels was elected to the Senate from Mississippi in 1870 to become the first black member of Congress…

Revels was educated in Quaker schools and later at Knox College in Illinois. He became a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and served as a teacher and preacher at churches throughout the South and Midwest… Read more…