Publication Date

August 2005


[From Summary] A record number of 43 black or African-American Members serve in the 109th Congress; 42 in the House of Representatives, one in the Senate. There have been 117 black Members of Congress: 112 elected to the House and five to the Senate. The majority of the black Members (90) have been Democrats; the rest (27) have been Republicans.


Suggested Citation
Amer, M.L. (2005). Black members of the United States Congress: 1870-2005 (RL30378). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.