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.
People in this video
- Davis, Danny U.S. Representative [D] Illinois
- Kennon, Donald R. Vice President U.S. Capitol Historical Society->Scholarship and Education
- Magness, Phillip W. Director Institute for Humane Studies->Academic Program
- Ross, Rodney A. Reference Archivist National Archives and Records Administration->Center for Legislative Archives
- Wasniewski, Matthew A. Historian U.S. House of Representatives
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