Black History Month Series

Hiram Rhodes Revels, Black Senate Representative and Radical Republican Against Forced Racial Mixing

Hiram Rhodes Revels was born free to free parents, his father a Baptist preacher and Scottish mother in Fayetteville, North Carolina September 27, 1827. He was born in an era when educating Black children were illegal and he was forbidden from receiving state schooling as a mixed raced child. Later he was taught by a free Black woman and went…

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