On Nov. 1, 1890, Mississippi became the first state to adopt restrictions denying Blacks the right to vote. According to the new ‘understanding’ legislation, African Americans were permitted to vote only if they could read and interpret the Constitution of the United States.
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- National Home for Disabled Volunteer SoldiersNovember 11 is Veterans Day. Visit the National Archives website to learn more about our resources and events related to the holiday. Today’s post comes from Shannon O’Malley, a Digitization and Metadata Intern at the National Archives at Philadelphia. President Abraham Lincoln signed the bipartisan bill establishing the National Home for Disabled Volunteer […]