Career of Abolitionist John Willis Menard
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.
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.
This is about an hour, from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. close
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Danny Davis U.S. Representative [D] Illinois
Donald R. Kennon Vice President U.S. Capitol Historical Society->Scholarship and Education
Phillip W. Magness Director Institute for Humane Studies->Academic Program
Rodney A. Ross Reference Archivist National Archives and Records Administration->Center for Legislative Archives
Matthew A. Wasniewski Historian U.S. House of Representatives
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