Baltimore’s African Americans celebrate the 15th Amendment, establishing the right of suffrage
Monument Square, Baltimore
Maryland Historical Society
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On this day in 1870, the 15th Amendment, granting African American men the right to vote, was ratified. Read about how although this amendment was ratified, it took almost a century for it to be fully realized on the Library of Congress 15th Amendment to the Constitution Primary Documents Web Guide site.