This year The Skanner's Black History edition takes a look at the history of African Americans in politics. Did you know that after the Civil War hundreds of Black men were elected to state legislatures across the South? Or that five African Americans have stood as presidential candidates? In this issue we profile a few of the personalities who became public figures nationally and in the Northwest. And to test your general knowledge, we created The Skanner's Black History Quiz. We hope you enjoy the issue.