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Adelbert H. Roberts

American politician and first African-American to serve in the Illinois Senate


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Adelbert H. Roberts was an American politician who in 1924 became the first African American to serve in the Illinois Senate.Biography Roberts was born August 20, 1866 in Decatur, Michigan. He graduated from high school at 17 and became a teacher. He then chose to take Ph.D. coursework at University of Michigan before attending Northwestern University School of Law. In 1895, he married Lula Wiley with whom he would have four children.

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University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Monmouth College

Liberal-arts college in Illinois