Hiram Revels Hiram Revels

Hiram Rhoades Revels was an African-American U.S. senator, clergyman, and educator. Revels introduced three bills as a U.S. senator, but only one passed, a petition for the removal of civil and political disabilities from an ex-Confederate. He was also the first president of Alcorn State University. Revels became the first African-American senator in 1870, taking the seat in Congress that Jefferson Davis held before the Civil War.

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