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15th Amendment Passed (1869)
#OnThisDay in 1869, Congress passed (proposed) the 15th Amendment, which granted Black male citizens the right to vote.“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
The amendment was passed (proposed) by Congress on February 26, 1869, and ratified on February 3, 1870.
-- National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27
-- LOC: http://www.loc.gov/rr//program/bib/ourdocs/15thamendment.html
-- Teaching resources: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/elections/voting-rights-african-americans.html
Sunday, February 26, 2023
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