FIRST MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN RICHMOND - SINCE THE END OF THE WAR - REGISTRATION OF COLORED VOTERS, - [BY W. L. SHEPPARD]
First Published HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 4, 1870, page 365
Amendment XV to the Constitution of the United States
Section 1. 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.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation
Sent to the States February 27, 1869
Ratified February 3, 1870.