Hiram Revels (September 27, 1827 - January 16, 1901) was the first African American U.S. Senator, being elected to fill an unexpired term by the Mississippi State Senate in 1870. Revels begin his political career as a Natchez alderman in 1868 and was elected to the State Senate the next year. Ordained as an A.M.E. pastor, he was a chaplain during the Civil War, but then switched to the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was later president of what is now Alcorn State University, and taught at Rust College while serving as Presiding Elder (now called District Superintendent) of the Upper Mississippi District of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
|In response to the urging of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that they do so, Louis Gregory, an African-American man,|
and Louisa Mathew, a British woman, were married on September 27, 1912 in New York City.
|The sitcom Amen debuted on September 27, 1986|
|September 27, 1987 -- Men playing chess on the hood of a car at 62nd Street between Langley and Champlain Avenues, Chicago. Photograph by Stephen Marc.|
|"The Last King of Scotland" premiered September 27, 2006|
|Obama waves to supporters at a university campaign rally|
in Washington, VA, on a wet September 27, 2008.
|"On September 27, 2014 we reposted this photo from @thehowarduconnection|
featuring 3 brown ballerinas from Howard University."
|"Negro expulsion from railway car, Philadelphia". Artist unknown.|
Wood engraving in Illustrated London News, September 27, 1856
|Jet Magazine, September 27, 2010|
|Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom,|
1861-1876 by Ronald Butchart. $20.54. 336 pages.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (September 27, 2010)