Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard

Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was never seated, he was the first African… read more

Abolitionist John Willis Menard was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1868, and although he was never seated, he was the first African American to address the House chamber. 

Next, we hear more about him from Phillip Magness of George Mason University and Matthew Wasniewski, the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives.

This is about an hour, from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard

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Program ID:
304442-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 17, 2012
Last Aired:
May 2, 2012

Airing Details

  • Mar 17, 2012 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2012 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2012 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 14, 2012 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 15, 2012 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2012 | 7:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 01, 2012 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2012 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2012 | 5:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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