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Whether Veterans or Novices, Black Politicians Endure and Overcome

As we look at the legislation sponsored, the day-to-day grind endured and the alternating moments of success and failure experienced by three unique members of Congress, we will also consider how the battlefields on which they fight each day bear similarities to those on which the first Black members of Congress also fought in those short years after the Civil War when Reconstruction politics gave African Americans a taste of governing their own lives.