June 27, 2016

Black U.S. House members, 1965-2015

Date Black U.S. representatives
1965 6
1967 6
1969 10
1971 12
1973 15
1975 16
1977 16
1979 16
1981 18
1983 21
1985 20
1987 22
1989 24
1991 27
1993 39
1995 41
1997 39
1999 37
2001 37
2003 38
2005 40
2007 44
2009 39
2011 43
2013 42
2015 44

Note: Shows the total number of black representatives serving in the Congress beginning in the given year. These representatives did not necessarily serve simultaneously or for the entire Congress. The data do not include nonvoting delegates or commissioners.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Pew Research Center