This Week in Reconstruction, May 23-31, 1869

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This Week in Reconstruction, May 23-31, 1869


This week in Reconstruction, disgust for Governor Wells grows. Former Confederates assert that he does not justly represent his supporters and that he is untrustworthy. Wells told Virginians that he would support the separate vote for the disenfranchisement and county organizations clauses but then did not. African-Americans in Richmond have been taking advantage of their new civil liberties. Fourteen black men are running as candidates in the upcoming elections. White Virginians oppose these candidates, but the candidates persist despite the opposition. African Americans are also representing themselves by holding the Virginian Colored Convention to discuss politics.


May 23-31, 1869


Ali O'Hara