First Black Statesmen: Tennessee's Self-Made Men | NPT
Episode 1 | 28m 10s | Video has closed captioning.
At the close of the Civil War, former slaves won freedom, but citizenship and the right to vote were still five years away. However, Tennessee would grant freedmen access to the ballot box three years before federal ratification of the 15th Amendment, opening the way for black men to vote and represent their community for the first time.
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