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John W. Menard c.1868

Regular price $10.00

John W. Menard was a federal government employee, poet, newspaper publisher and politician born in Kaskaskia, Illinois to parents who were Louisiana Creoles from New Orleans.  On November 3, 1868, Menard was the first black man ever elected to the United States House of Representatives. His opponent contested his election, and opposition to his election prevented him from being seated in Congress.

4.25" ceramic coaster with cork backing  
6x6" trivet with cork backing
(trivets can tolerate heat up to 375 degrees, and can also be used as a spoon rest or placed on an easel as decor)