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Wood Engraving, "The First Vote," on Cover of Harper's Weekly, November 16, 1867

Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891 and Harper & Brothers1867-11-16

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This 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly shows blacks lining up to cast their ballots. Congress had recently approved measures allowing African Americans the right to vote -- a right later ratified in the 15th Amendment. Southern states however worked to find ways to disenfranchise black voters; and by the end of the century had in large part succeeded.

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  • Title: Wood Engraving, "The First Vote," on Cover of Harper's Weekly, November 16, 1867
  • Creator: Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891, Harper & Brothers
  • Date: 1867
  • Date Created: 1867-11-16
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Prints (Visual works), Wood engravings (Prints), African Americans, Voting, Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=344640
  • Object Name: Print (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 2005.16.2
  • Image ID: THF11673
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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