This segment outlines the outcome of the fifteenth amendment that awarded newly freed black men the right to vote. The artifact featured in this vodcast is the Museum's list of newly registered black voters from Midlothian, Virginia in May of 1870. Themes of emancipation, reconstruction, and the role politics played in pre-Jim Crow era voting are discussed.
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