With his victory, Warnock became the first Black person to represent the state of Georgia as a United States Senator. He also became only the 11th Black member of the Senate in the entire history of the United States. As Warnock prepares to take his seat on Capitol Hill, it’s important to remember the individuals who paved the way for him.
Here are some things you should know about the only 10 Black U.S. Senators in American history.