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Credit: HarpWeek
Original Author: William Ludwell Sheppard, artist
Created: June 4, 1870
Medium: Engraving

First Municipal Election in Richmond Since the End of the War—Registration of Colored Voters.

While a policeman or soldier looks on at left, a group of Black men in Richmond wait in line in Richmond to register for the first city election since the end of the Civil War. This engraving appeared in the June 4, 1870, edition of Harper's Weekly, a publciation out of New York City that espoused voting rights for Blacks. (ck) The June 4, 1870 issue of Harper’s Weekly included a telling illustration of black voters in Richmond, Virginia, being registered for the first city election since the end of the Civil War.

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