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Certificate of voter registration for M.T. Pope

1902

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – University Libraries

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – University Libraries

M. T. Pope was an African American physician, businessman, and politician, was born near Rich Square in Northampton County, N.C., on 24 August 1858. He was member of the first graduating class of Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. He was one of only seven African American men allowed to vote in 1900 due to restrictive voter registration laws. In 1919, he ran for mayor of Raleigh as non-partisan African American. He was presented with this certificate of voter registration only after providing his father's freedman papers.

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  • Title: Certificate of voter registration for M.T. Pope
  • Date Created: 1902
  • Transcript: Certificate of Permanent Registration (See Chapter 550, Section 5, Public Laws 1901) I A E Olmstead, Registrar for Raleigh Township, 23 Precinct (or ward), of Wake County, do hereby certify that on this day Pope M T of Co Free race, of Wake County, Raleigh Township, 23 Precinct (or ward), age 44 years, took and subscribed the oath required by law and has this day been registered on the Permanent Roll as a vote in said township, ward or precinct, in accordance with section four, Article VI of the Constitution of North Carolina. This the 18 day of Oct 1902 A. E. Olmstead, Registrar. North Carolina Wake County. I, W. M. Russ, Clerk of the Superior Court of the aforesaid county, do hereby certify that the foregoing certificate is in due form, and that the signature of said A. E. Olmstead, Registrar of said precinct (ward or township), is in his own proper handwriting. Witness my hand and official seal, this the 18th day of October 1902 W. M. Russ Clerk of Superior Court. by V. Royster Deputy Clerk
  • Type: document
  • External Link: Pope Family Papers

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