Thursday, November 3, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 3

November 3, 1868 – “The word ‘white’ is stricken from a key clause of the Minnesota constitution, giving all male citizens over the age of twenty-one in the state the right to vote.”

Minnesota and Iowa became the first two post-Civil War states in the North whose electorate approved black voting rights.

Proceedings of the Convention of Colored Citizens of the State of Minnesota program, 1869. This program was presented at the first political convention black Minnesotans held after gaining the right to vote. The celebration held Jan. 1, 1869 in St. Paul also marked the creation of the Sons of Freedom, the first African American civil rights group in Minn.


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