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1870-1874

1870
Hiram Revels of Mississippi is appointed to replace Jefferson Davis, becoming the first African-American in the U.S. Senate. He served only one year.

The 15th amendment, forbidding states to deprive citizens of the right to vote because of race, is ratified.

1874
The Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company fails, wiping out the savings of thousands of African-Americans.

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