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Black Members of the United States Congress: 1870-2005

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[From Summary] A record number of 43 black or African-American Members serve in the 109th Congress; 42 in the House of Representatives, one in the Senate. There have been 117 black Members of Congress: 112 elected to the House and five to the Senate. The majority of the black Members (90) have been Democrats; the rest (27) have been Republicans.

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2005-08-04

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black; African-American; member; serve; congress; House; Senate; elect; majority; Democrat; Republican

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