Civil War re-enactor Andrew Bowman, portrays his grandfather, Andrew Jackson Smith, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

History In Brief: The 150-Year Road Traveled From The Emancipation Proclamation

Jan. 1 commemorated the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation and this past Thursday, Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina was sworn in as an U.S. senator, making him the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. To date, there have been only seven blacks who have served in the U.S Senate […]

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