List of African-American Republicans

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First African American Senator and Representatives: Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS), Rep. Benjamin S. Turner (R-AL), Robert DeLarge (R-SC), Josiah Walls (R-FL), Jefferson Long (R-GA), Joseph Rainey and Robert B. Elliott (R-SC), 1872

The following is a list of African-American Republicans, past and present. This list is limited to black Americans who have worked in a direct, professional capacity in politics. In the past 100 years, there has been a shift in the parties. The Northern, Liberal Republicans of the civil war era formed the basis of the modern Democratic Party. The Southern, Conservative Democrats of the civil war era have formed the base of the modern Republican Party. Essentially the parties have switched over the past 100 years.

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Edward Brooke was the first African American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate.

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Herman Cain

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Alan Keyes, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
  • Alan Keyes, member of the Republican party and nominee for the U.S. Senate
  • Alveda King, minister, political activist, author, niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Colin Powell, 65th Secretary of State

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Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State

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Michael Steele, 64th Chairman of the Republican National Committee

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Clarence Thomas, Associate Supreme Court Justice

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Allen West, former Congressman from Florida's 22nd District

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Leading Authorities Speakers Ron Christie". Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ The African-American Electorate, 1st ed., by Walton, Hanes Jr., Donald R. Deskins, Jr., Sherman Puckett. Publisher: The Congressional Quarterly, USA. June 2012.
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  6. ^ "Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California", Dr Carlos Salomon 2010
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