Anniversary of the 15th Amendment

Today, March 30, is the anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment. On March 30, 1870 African-American men were granted the right to vote. The amendment reads, “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 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified August 18, 1920.

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