NBRC’s Historical Perspective

Blacks in the Republican Party


The Republican Party was established in 1854 in Ripon, Wisconsin.  In the 1856 Presidential election, 1200 Black Republicans marched in New York in support of Republican Nominee: John C. Fremont💯

Black Republicans In Congress Post-Reconstruction


By 1870, twenty-two (22) Black Republicans held national offices in the 41st through the 46th CONGRESSES.  Black Republicans served in national office through the 56th Congress.  George Henry White served in North Carolina’s 2nd District fron 1897 to 1901.  The Post-Reconstruction era documented the power and strength of Black Republicans for the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments saw no major opposition to ratification.  Neither did the Civil Rights Acts of 1868, 1870 and 1875.

Trump May Be Hard To Beat in 2020


A recent Harvard-Harris Poll (May, 2018) found that 33% of Blacks say they are better off today in personal financial situations and 32% of Blacks say they approve the way Trump is handling the economy.  The JULY 2018 Labor Report published that 131,000 Blacks join the workforce in July, 2018, with Black unemployment rate at 6.6%.  This historic unemployment rate in the black community is the lowest in nearly fifty years.