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The fifteenth amendment. American Civil War 1861-1865.


The fifteenth amendment. American Civil War 1861-1865.



Print showing President Grant sitting at the center of a large table, with several men clustered around, signing the 15th amendment granting that the right to vote cannot be denied on basis of race or color. From left, sitting and standing, are "E. Stanton, H. Greley [i.e., Greeley], S. Colfax, A. Lincoln, R. Small[s], U.S. Grant, Chs. Sumner, W.F. Seward, Lt. Gov. Revels, Fred. Douglass, B.J. [i.e., F.] Butler, [and] W.T. Sherman." Vignettes along sides and bottom show African Americans in military service, at school, on the farm, and voting. A head-and-shoulders portrait of John Brown is hanging on the wall in the background.
B10954 U.S. Copyright Office.

Caption continues: Signed by President U.S. Grant, March 1870.
Entered according to Act of Congress by C. Rogan in the year 1871 in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.
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