Fifteenth Amendment

The Fifteenth Amendment is the final of the Civil War amendments and the first of the suffrage amendments.  It granted African American men the right to vote. Sadly, it would take nearly 100 years before this right became a true reality.  

The text of this amendment reads, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude..”

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