There have been 11 African American Senators in the 234 years of US Senate history.
Presently, there are three—Republican Tim Scott of South Carolina; and Democrats Cory Booker of New Jersey and Raphael Warnock of Georgia.
Prominent earlier African American Senators included Democrats Carol Moseley Braun and Barack Obama of Illinois; Democrat Kamala Harris of California; and Republican Edward Brooke of Massachusetts.
Now, there is the possibility of four additional African American Senators, if fortune works out.
They include: Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin; Cheri Beasley in North Carolina; Charles Booker in Kentucky; and Val Demings of Florida.
Barnes is competing against Ron Johnson in Wisconsin; Beasley againast Ted Budd in North Carolina; Booker against Rand Paul in Kentucky; and Demings against Marco Rubio in Florida.
All of these races are tight in polls, except Booker against Paul in Kentucky, where Booker is at a major disadvantage.
Also, Warnock is in a tight race against Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia, with both being African Americans.