- Name: Hiram Rhodes Revels
- Born: 09/27/1827
- Died: 01/16/1901 (73 years old)
Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827 – January 16, 1901) was a Republican U.S. Senator, minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a college administrator. Born free in North Carolina, he later lived and worked in Ohio, where he voted before the Civil War. He became the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress when he was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican to represent Mississippi in 1870 and 1871 during the Reconstruction era.
Birth Name: Hiram Rhodes Revels
Alias: Hiram Rhodes Revels
Birth Place: Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Death Place: Aberdeen, Mississippi, U.S.
Hiram Rhodes Revels quotes :
I find that the prejudice in this country to color is very great, and I sometimes fear that it is on the increase.Hiram Rhodes Revels