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On this day in black history: the first African-American senator goes to Congress, Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston, Elijah Muhammad dies and R. Kelly wins three Grammys Black History Month: The Undefeated edition Feb. 25

1870 — Hiram Rhodes Revels becomes the first African-American to serve in the U.S. Congress as the first African-American senator As a young man, Hiram Rhodes Revels was an ordained minister who traveled the country educating African-Americans and, of course, preaching. During those trips, Revels would do his religious work but also maintain peace, working […]