Prominent African Americans Not Included in Smithsonian’s African American MuseumPosted: October 18, 2016 | |
Besides Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, other African Americans not included in the museum, who are conservatives, are:
• Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), first African-American senator from the state of South Carolina, the first black Republican elected to the United States Senate since the election of Edward Brooke in 1966, and the first elected from the South since 1881, four years after the end of Reconstruction.
• Michael Steele, first African-American chairperson of the Republican National Committee, who served from January 2009 until January 2011.
• Kenneth Blackwell, mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1979 to 1980, the Ohio State Treasurer from 1994 to 1999, and Ohio Secretary of State from 1999 to 2007.
• Thomas Sowell, American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author.
• Walter E. Williams, American economist who is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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