The Quest for Black Voting Rights in New York State

38 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018  

Bennett Liebman

Albany Law School

Date Written: August 28, 2018

Abstract

This paper reviews the history of the property qualification requirement which restricted black males in New York State from voting for nearly fifty years during the 19th century. On three separate occasions, the voters in New York State rejected efforts to remove the property requirement which was embodied in the State Constitution.

Keywords: New York State, Black Voting Rights, State Constitution, 15th Amendment, Property Qualifications

Suggested Citation

Liebman, Bennett, The Quest for Black Voting Rights in New York State (August 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3240214 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3240214

Bennett Liebman (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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