In 1868 John W. Men are of Louisiana was elected as the first black congressman but was unable to ever be allowed to serve his term because the white senators would not let him
The first ever African American senator was Hiram Rhodes Revels who was elected as the state representative for Mississippi
This is a article about a letter written by a certain member of congress apologizing for slavery. In it he talks about how the U.S government apologized for what they did to Japanese man in World War Two this was also a way to influence japan to apologize for their use of "comfort women" while the senator was thinking about this he thought of something. Why has congress never apologized for there own citizens. He then continues to say that they have apologized for all these things but they have not apologized for the enslavement of African Americans.
More than 360,000 black men served in World War I. The country welcomed them home with 25 major race riots, the most serious in Chicago. White mobs lynched veterans in uniform. Black Americans fought back. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, founded in 1909, and the Urban League publicized abuses and worked for redress.