Election Night 2020 was a confusing and often disappointing evening as the presidential election and control of the U.S. Senate continue to be undecided.

As Blavity previously reported, many Black candidates had the potential to win seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. As the night went on, it became clear that many of these candidates, such as Jaime Harrison in South Carolina and Mike Espy in Mississippi, would fall short. Nonetheless, election night saw several Black candidates make history.

Here are 12 candidates who individually or collectively achieved success and broke barriers in the 2020 election: