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"You Have No Right to Refuse to Register Me!": Disenfranchisement in Virginia, 1866–1902

When: Thu., April 12, 12-1 p.m. 2018
Phone: 804-692-3999
Price: Free
Learn about Virginia's Constitutional Convention of 1867–1868. Following the Civil War, thousands of African American men over the age of 21 received the most cherished right of citizenship—the right to vote. Within a generation, that right would be taken away. Library of Virginia archivist Greg Crawford shares the story of African American disenfranchisement using local and state election records stored at the Library. Cosponsored by Virginia's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission and the Capitol Square Preservation Council.


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