Black History Month….Day 5

John Willis Menard-(April 3, 1838-October 9, 1893)

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Pictured above: Born in New Orleans, Louisiana he was the first African-American to serve in Congress.

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Pictured above: John Willis Menard addressing the House of Representatives in 1869 as he takes his seat in Congress.

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Pictured above: John Willis Menard attended both Ohio Central College , Muskingum University and Iberia College which is his Alma Mater.
Pictured above: John Menard was a novelist who wrote about his time in Florida and was an advocate for civil rights during his active years in Congress.
Pictured above: John Willis Menard died at the age of 55 and buried in the District of Columbia at Graceland Cemetery and he was survived by a daughter named Alice Menard(who is unknown at this time)

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