AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[MS] Stamp to Honor 1st African American Senator
The first African American to serve a full term in the United States Senate represented the State of Mississippi, and U.S. Senator Trent Lott has asked the Senate to honor him with the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp.
Blanche Kelso Bruce was elected to the Senate in 1874 by the Mississippi State Legislature where he served from 1875 until 1881.