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South Carolina senator marks milestone for South

South Carolina elected an African American senator Tuesday and made history in the process.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 12:07pm EST

Tags: Tim Scott, South Carolina, CNN, elections

National Zoo celebrates African-American community

The National Zoo commemorated the African-American community on Monday for a tradition that dates back to 1891.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 03:12pm EDT

Tags: National Zoo, elephants, Dick Uliano

New black history museum rising on National Mall

Frederick Douglass was black and that was enough for the Smithsonian Institution to bar the famed abolitionist from speaking at a lecture series intended to convince President Abraham Lincoln that he should end slavery as war divided the nation in February 1862.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:01pm EST

Tags: obama, National Mall,