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This resolution by the Kansas state legislature calls for an election on an amendment to the state constitution supporting black male suffrage. If approved by the white male voters, the word "white" would be removed from the state constitution, particularly section one of article five, thereby allowing black males to vote. This amendment to the Kansas constitution was defeated. The issue became moot in 1870 with the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which made it illegal to deny a citizen the right to vote because of "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

Creator: Kansas. Legislature
Date: February 18, 1867

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Item Number: 209676
Call Number: Secretary of State, Legislative Documents (1867), Box 9
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209676

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