On This Day In 1870: African American Men were Granted The Right To Vote!

Following a difficult ratification, the US Constitution’s 15th Amendment is adopted, formally granting all adult black men, regardless of “previous condition of servitude,” the right to vote. By the late 1870s, Southern states will nevertheless take various steps to disenfranchise black voters. It will take another 50 years for American women, of any race, to win the right to vote.

So when we say VOTE…because it’s your voice…think of all the men who died waiting for this opportunity!

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