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

Author: Mathew Cooper
Last Updated: 11 Oct 2023

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

ILHANOMAR (9 letters length)

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Joseph Rainey was the first African-born naturalized citizen to serve in the United States Congress. He was born in South Carolina in 1832 and was a slave until the age of 16 when he was freed. Rainey was elected to the House of Representatives in 1870, becoming the first African-American to serve in Congress. He served for six years and was a strong advocate for civil rights and the rights of African-Americans. Rainey's legacy lives on today as an example of what can be achieved when people are given the opportunity to succeed.

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