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From the Blog: The 146th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 15th Amendment

Wed, 03 Feb 2016

The 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified 146 years ago today on February 3, 1870.  The Amendment reads:

Section 1. 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 –

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Today’s anniversary offers an opportunity to reflect on the history and lasting legacy of the 15th Amendment and Reconstruction.

President Ulysses S. Grant in a special address ...

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