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Celebrating passage of the 15th amendment...



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April 01, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, April 1, 1870 

* 15th Fifteenth Amendment
* Right to Vote - African Americans
* Celebration of the ratification


A front page report headed: "The Negroes and the Amendment--Their Vote in Connecticut" includes a dispatch from New -Haven that reports: "The colored citizens of New-Haven fired a salute of one hundred guns over the Fifteenth Amendment proclamation. There is great rejoicing." The are similar dispatches from Cincinnati, Saratoga & Albany, plus a more detailed one about the festive scene in Philadelphia, with mention that: "An effort is being made to induce Senator Revels to attend their great celebration in this city about two weeks hence".
Eight pages, minor creasing, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War