The Quest for Black Voting Rights in New York State
38 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018
Date Written: August 28, 2018
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
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