Joseph Rainey Portrait Unveiling

A portrait of the first African American member of Congress, Joseph Rainey of South Carolina, was unveiled. Representative Rainey… read more

A portrait of the first African American member of Congress, Joseph Rainey of South Carolina, was unveiled. Representative Rainey served from 1870-1878. Reverend Coughlin offered the opening prayer and the program contained singing of “America the Beautiful.” Members of Congress and Jody Wingate, the great granddaughter of Joseph Rainy, spoke at the unveiling. The oil painting was painted by Simmie Knox. close

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Joseph Rainey Portrait Unveiling

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Program ID:
188980-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 23, 2005
Last Aired:
Sep 27, 2005

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  • Sep 23, 2005 | 7:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 23, 2005 | 5:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 27, 2005 | 7:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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