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Minorities in the Senate

Learn more about the African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and North American Indians who have served in the United States Senate, both past and present.



List of Minorities in the Senate

African Americans in the Senate

Senate Staff

Senate Chaplain, Barry C. Black

Oral History of Jesse R. Nichol, Government Documents Clerk/Librarian, Finance Committee, 1937-1971

Oral History of Christine McCreary, Senate Staff Member, 1953-1998

Senate Firsts

First African American Senator, February 25, 1870

Former Slave Presides Over Senate, February 14, 1878

Paintings and Photographs

Breaking New Ground:  Photographs of African American Senators

Portrait of Blanche Kelso Bruce

Minorities in Congress

Black Members of the United States Congress (pdf)

Asian Pacific Americans in the United States Congress (pdf)

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Women in the Senate