Joseph Rainey, First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1869-1879

Title

Joseph Rainey, First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1869-1879

Description

Joseph Hayne Rainey, 1832-1887. Born in Georgetown, South Carolina. He was the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first African American to preside over the House, and the longest–serving African American during the tumultuous Reconstruction period.

Creator

Mathew Brady or Levin Handy

Date

Between 1865 and 1880

Source

Relation

Rights

Library of Congress

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Painting

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Elected Office

Coverage

Historic

Files

Joseph_Rainey_-_Brady-Handy.jpg

Reference

Mathew Brady or Levin Handy, Joseph Rainey, First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1869-1879, Library of Congress, Between 1865 and 1880

Cite As

Mathew Brady or Levin Handy, “Joseph Rainey, First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1869-1879,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 17, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/91.