The Negro Suffrage Question with Democrats

January 2, 1867


Democrats in Ohio are questioned in polls and elections on whether African Americans should exercise the right to vote. This takes place prior 15th Amendment so have not considered this as an option.


The Democrats County Convention at Columbus Ohio on Saturday passed the following resolution: That the Democratic State Convention to meet on the 8th of January adopt a resolution requesting the Legislature to submit to the people at the annual election the question of striping the word "white" from the constitution of Ohio, in order that there may no longer be a doubt as to how the people are affect on the proposition of negro suffrage, declaring that we will hereby, as heretofore, always oppose the proposition at the polls.
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“The Negro Suffrage Question with Democrats,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed March 20, 2018,