List of African-American Republicans

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First African American Senator and Representatives: Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS), Rep. Benjamin S. Turner (R-AL), Robert DeLarge (R-SC), Josiah Walls (R-FL), Jefferson Long (R-GA), Joseph Rainey and Robert B. Elliott (R-SC), 1872

The following is a list of African-American Republicans, past and present. This list is limited to black Americans who have worked in a direct, professional capacity in politics.

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Edward Brooke was the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. Hiram Revels was the first black U.S. senator, however, he was elected to office by a legislature.

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Herman Cain
Selwyn Carrol

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Alveda King, former member of the Georgia House of Representatives
  • Alan Keyes, member of the Republican party and nominee for the U.S. Senate
  • Alveda King, minister, political activist, author, niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Colin Powell, 65th Secretary of State

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Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State

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Michael Steele, 64th Chairman of the Republican National Committee

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Clarence Thomas, Associate Supreme Court Justice

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Allen West, former Congressman from Florida's 22nd District

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See also

References

  1. ^ Alaska Legislature Roster of Members 1913-2014 (PDF). Juneau: Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency. 2014. pp. 49, 97. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Elaine B., ed. (1973). Alaska Blue Book (First ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 84. 
  3. ^ "Selwyn George Carrol (obituary)". Hampton County Guardian. Hampton. December 29, 2010. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Florida House of Representatives - Jennifer Carroll - 2014 - 2016 ( Speaker Crisafulli )". Myfloridahouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  5. ^ "Leading Authorities Speakers Ron Christie". Leadingauthorities.com. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ The African-American Electorate, 1st ed., by Walton, Hanes Jr., Donald R. Deskins, Jr., Sherman Puckett. Publisher: The Congressional Quarterly, USA. June 2012.
  7. ^ Joan Potter. "African American Firsts: Famous Little-Known and Unsung Triumphs of Blacks .." Books.google.com. p. 141. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
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  10. ^ Alaska Legislature Roster of Members 1913-2014, pp. 61–67, 99
  11. ^ Eppenbach, Sarah; Foster, Scott, eds. (1983). Alaska Blue Book (Sixth ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 85. 
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  14. ^ Rehm, Todd (April 16, 2014). "Republican Leo Smith announces for 13th Congressional District". GaPundit.com. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Georgia Black Republican Council". Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  16. ^ Bluestein, Greg (May 13, 2016). "Georgia GOP minority engagement guru: 'Donald Trump can easily get 20 percent of black voters'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved September 12, 2016. 
  17. ^ Peter J. Boyer  (2008-10-06). "The Appalachian Problem". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  18. ^ "Online Exhibitions | Kenneth Spencer Research Library". Spencer.lib.ku.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
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  20. ^ Lockyer, Ellen (August 18, 2016). "Wilson upsets Gattis for state Senate seat". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved August 18, 2016. 
  21. ^ Hollander, Zaz (September 28, 2016). "Wasilla councilman poised to become first African-American senator from Mat-Su". Alaska Dispatch News. p. A1. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
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Further reading

  • Farrington, Joshua D. (2016). Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 9780812293265. 
  • Thurber, Timothy N. (2014). Republicans and Race. University Press of Kansas. ISBN 9780700620296. 
  • Wright Rigueur, Leah (15 February 2015). "The Forgotten History of Black Republicans". The Daily Beast. New York City. 

External links

  • Republicans for Black Empowerment
  • Hip Hop Republican
  • The First Blacks in Congress Were All Republicans, NBRA
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