Black Suffrage

February 1, 2017- The Early Fight For Black Suffrage (1723- 1735)

TODAY WE HONOR AN EARLY FIGHT FOR BLACK SUFFRAGE. IN 1723-1724, RICHARD WEST, WHO WAS LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE BOARD OF TRADE, QUESTIONED THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS TO WHY THEY TOOK AWAY VOTING RIGHTS FROM FREED BLACK MEN.

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