Lithograph depicting the celebration of the Fifteenth Amendment

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Title: Lithograph depicting the celebration of the Fifteenth Amendment
Author: Gilder Lehrman Collection at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Description: Color lithograph with much iconography relating to passage of the Reconstruction amendments and their significance for the freed slaves. Contains many images including African-Americans voting, African-American and white representatives in the legislature and in church together, African-American soldiers, and African-American teachers. Each depiction has a caption, such as "Education will prove equality of the races." Also included are images of Grant, Colfax, John Brown, Lincoln and others. The print also includes a "charter of rights," and many short quotations and bible verses. Copyright entered by Thomas Kelly; from an original by James Beard.
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Date: 2/12/1905

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