DID YOU KNOW?

REPUBLICANS WERE THE FIRST TO:

  • Establish anti-slavery party (1854)

  • Issue order to free slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)

  • Establish first black member to Supreme Court (J. Rocks)

  • Enact first civil rights act (1866)

  • Elect first black Senator (1870 – Rhodes Revels)

  • Elect first Congresswoman (1916-Jeanette Rankin)

  • Elect first Jewish woman to Congress (Florence Khan)

  • Appoint first Jewish U.S. Secretary of State (Henry Kissinger)

  • Appoint first Hispanic Attorney General (Alberto Gonzales)

  • Appoint first black Secretary of State (Condeleezza Rice)

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