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First black man to ever address Congress was a pastor leading a church service

David Barton steps into the Vault to share the story of the first black man to address the U.S. Congress. After passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, members of Congress called for a celebratory church service, which was led by Henry Highland Garneta black pastor from Washington D.C.

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