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Celebrating the Fifteenth Amendment
Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: September 27, 2015
Caption: Celebrating the Fifteenth Amendment
Additional Description: African Americans celebrating passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, which guaranteed that states could not bar people from voting on account of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Baltimore poet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper stated, “When the colored man drops the bullet, he must have in his hands the ballot.”
Close-up of image on marker

Submitted: October 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p332588
File Size: 0.996 Megabytes


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