DEMOCRACY IN OUR HANDS

First Vote

FIRST MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN RICHMOND - SINCE THE END OF THE WAR - REGISTRATION OF COLORED VOTERS, - [BY W. L. SHEPPARD]


First Published HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 4, 1870, page 365


Amendment XV to the Constitution of the United States


Section 1. 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.


Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation


Sent to the States February 27, 1869

Ratified February 3, 1870.










 

Amendment XIX to the Constitution of the United States


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 sex.


Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


Sent to the States June 4,1919

Ratified August 18,1920


Women voting in 1920 for the first time, after the XIXth Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920  -  Permission granted from Brown Brothers, Sterling, PA