We Fought, We Vote: 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment

We Fought, We Vote: 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment

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We Fought, We Vote: 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment gives the legislative history of the solemn covenant America and each state made to protect the right to vote for the 4 million African Americans who chose to preserve the United States with their military and civilian service.

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We Fought, We Vote: 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment describes the mass mobilization by 4 million new African-American citizens to preserve the gains they won in battle with the right to vote.

Unlike the 13th Amendment and 14th Amendments which served a coalition of interests, the 15th Amendment was a determined exercise of power exclusively by Black voters, whose unity attracted support from Congress and three-fourths of state legislators