I. DeQuincey Newman | History of SC Slide Collection

The congressional redistricting in 1981 led to the election of I. DeQuincey Newman as the first African-American South Carolina senator since the end of Reconstruction. Here, he greets some of his new Senate colleagues: William Doar (Democrat-Charleston), Heyward McDonald (Democrat-Columbia), and Horace Smith (Democrat-Spartanburg) in the background. November 8, 1983, photo by Jeff Amberg.

Courtesy of "The State" newspaper.