1870 : African-Americans Were Allowed to Vote for the First Time

November 8, 2020 all-day

For the first time, African-Americans were allowed to vote in a state election on November 8, 1870.

Although Michigan voters had earlier rejected giving the vote to African Americans, the Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing blacks the right to vote allowed them to go to the polls for the first time.

Sources :

Historical Society of Michigan

Michigan History.

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