When Hiram Rhodes Revels traveled to Washington in 1870, he brought a historic piece of paper with him: a handwritten document certifying his right to serve in the United States Senate. Revels was poised to become the first black person to serve in Congress. But despite his election to the post, the senator-to-be wasn’t welcomed…

When Hiram Rhodes Revels traveled to Washington in 1870, he brought a historic piece of paper with him: a handwritten document certifying his right to serve in the United States Senate. Revels was poised to become the first black person to serve in Congress. But despite his election to the post, the senator-to-be wasn’t welcomed…

When Hiram Rhodes Revels traveled to Washington in 1870, he brought a historic piece of paper with him: a handwritten document certifying his right to serve in the United States Senate. Revels was poised to become the first black person to serve in Congress. But despite his election to the post, the senator-to-be wasn’t welcomed…

When Hiram Rhodes Revels traveled to Washington in 1870, he brought a historic piece of paper with him: a handwritten document certifying his right to serve in the United States Senate. Revels was poised to become the first black person to serve in Congress. But despite his election to the post, the senator-to-be wasn’t welcomed…

When Hiram Rhodes Revels traveled to Washington in 1870, he brought a historic piece of paper with him: a handwritten document certifying his right to serve in the United States Senate. Revels was poised to become the first black person to serve in Congress. But despite his election to the post, the senator-to-be wasn’t welcomed…

When Hiram Rhodes Revels traveled to Washington in 1870, he brought a historic piece of paper with him: a handwritten document certifying his right to serve in the United States Senate. Revels was poised to become the first black person to serve in Congress. But despite his election to the post, the senator-to-be wasn’t welcomed…

In 1348 London, people looked to mainland Europe with dread. The Black D***h was sweeping in from the Continent, leaving panic and d***h in its wake. “The wife fled the embrace of a dear husband, the father that of a son, and the brother that of a brother,” according to one Italian account. “Those burying,…

In 1348 London, people looked to mainland Europe with dread. The Black D***h was sweeping in from the Continent, leaving panic and d***h in its wake. “The wife fled the embrace of a dear husband, the father that of a son, and the brother that of a brother,” according to one Italian account. “Those burying,…

In 1348 London, people looked to mainland Europe with dread. The Black D***h was sweeping in from the Continent, leaving panic and d***h in its wake. “The wife fled the embrace of a dear husband, the father that of a son, and the brother that of a brother,” according to one Italian account. “Those burying,…

In 1348 London, people looked to mainland Europe with dread. The Black D***h was sweeping in from the Continent, leaving panic and d***h in its wake. “The wife fled the embrace of a dear husband, the father that of a son, and the brother that of a brother,” according to one Italian account. “Those burying,…