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  • African Americans and the vote 2020: The 15th Amendment and Voters Act

    The Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution in the summer of 1787. There were 33 amendments proposed since the original signing, however, as of 2011, only 27 currently exist.
  • African Americans and the vote 2020: Events Leading Toward

    On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that as of Jan. 1, 1863, all slaves in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union shall be then, thenceforward and forever free.
  • Women’s Equality Day: On the road to women’s right to vote

    Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and commemorates the proclamation of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. The 19th Amendment states "the right of citizens of the United States shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Women's Equality Day gives not only women, but everyone, the opportunity to reflect on many of the obstacles women have faced to get where we are today.
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