NSRTC Black History Month Tributes

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The North Salem Republican Town Committee celebrates Black History Month.  After Reconstruction, Republican efforts led to several African Americans first elected to Congress starting in 1870.  
"First Colored Senator and Representatives in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States." (Left to right) Senator Hiram Revels of Mississippi, Representatives Benjamin Turner of Alabama, Robert DeLarge of South Carolina, Josiah Walls of Florida, Jefferson Long of Georgia, Joseph Rainey and Robert B. Elliot of South Carolina" (Library of Congress). Read more about their stories at…

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