"First African-born naturalized citizen in Congress" Crossword Clue

Author: Olivia Langford
Last Updated: 11 Oct 2023

"First African-born naturalized citizen in Congress" NYT crossword answer is:

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Joseph Rainey was the first African-born naturalized citizen to serve in the United States Congress. Born in 1832 in present-day Liberia, Rainey was a successful barber and businessman before being elected to the House of Representatives in 1870. He served in Congress until 1879, and his election marked a major milestone in African-American history. Rainey was a staunch advocate for civil rights and was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1875. He was a true pioneer in the fight for equality and his legacy continues to inspire generations of Americans.

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Olivia Langford is the Senior Editor for NY Crossword Today. Armed with a degree in marketing management, she also has an excellent grasp of business strategies and communication trends. She has served as a consultant for a few companies who were looking to improve their stakeholder management — her efforts have resulted in at least 10% increase in sales as well as 5% increase in positive feedback for those brands. Beyond her accomplishments in the business world, Olivia remains deeply committed to social and environmental causes. Through her advocacy efforts, she has championed issues related to sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. A mother of three kids, Olivia lives in a quaint little house in the Indiana countryside. When not working, she can be found tending to her garden.

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