NSRTC Black History Month Tributes

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The North Salem Republican Town Committee celebrates Black History Month.  Mississippi Republican Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first black person sworn into the United States Senate in 1870; and was almost blocked from taking his seat by the Democrats in the Senate.  This was only five years after the civil war ended.  Read more about his extraordinary life story below at,-Hiram-Rhodes-(R00016…, and view this day in history at

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