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Chapter 10: The First African American Nominees and Public Office Holders, 1776–1870
Chapter 10: The first African American nominees and public office holders, 1776–1870

African American males participated in party politics and voted in the twenty-one presidential elections that occurred before the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment in February 1870. Since all of the presidential candidates were white and the numbers of enfranchised minority voters ...

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