Number of African Americans in Congress

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How many African Americans are there in the U.S. Congress?

42.

The present 111th U.S. Congress has 42 African American members ‘“ one in the Senate (Rep. Roland Burris of Illinois) and 41 in the House of Representatives (39 representatives and 2 non-voting delegates). This is based on a statistical profile released by the U.S. Congressional Research Service in February 2010.

 

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