When did African Americans get suffrage?

Answer African American men obtained suffrage (the right to vote) in 1870 with the passage of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. African American women, on the other hand, did not obtain suffrag... Read More »

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Why did Radical Republicans support suffrage for all African American males?

They did not want former Confederates to gain power again.

When did African-Americans get to vote?

The states ratified the 15th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed African-American men the right to vote, on Feb. 3, 1870. African-American women received the right to vote with the p... Read More »

When were African-Americans freed?

Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation declared slavery illegal in states in rebellion and not yet under Union Army control. The order went into effect on January 1, 1863. The 13th Amendement ... Read More »

When did african americans get the right to vote?

The 15th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on February 3, 1870. It stated that federal and state governments could not prohibit a citizen from voting based on race or color, giving African... Read More »