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15th Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 1870 (suffrage regardless of race).

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A parade surrounded by portraits and vignettes of Black life, illustrating rights granted by the 15th amendment. Kelly, Thomas, active 1871-1874.

The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that 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.” Although ratified on February 3, 1870, the promise of the 15th Amendment would not be fully realized for almost a century.

15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents in American History

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