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Document Showcase - 19th Century African American Voting Rights

This collection consists of a selection of documents highlighting 19th century African American voting rights in New York.

The Document Showcase is a regular feature that highlights a topic from State history using records from the New York State Archives. Each Showcase includes sample documents, an historical sketch, and links to educational activities for classroom use.  Images in the Digital Collections provide additional context and relationships.  Please see our full African American Voting Rights Showcase for more information.

The records featured in this Showcase come from the following series:

13036-78, Enrolled acts of the State Legislature, 1778-2005, New York State Department of State.

A1802-78, First constitution of the State of New York, 1777, New York State Department of State.

A1804-78, Second constitution of the State of New York, 1821, New York State Department of State.

A1806-78, Proposed constitution of the State of New York, 1867-1868, New York State Secretary of State.

B0023-78, Journal of New York State Electoral College, 1856-1972, New York State Department of State.

Please note that only a portion of these series have been included in this digital collection. Other items exist that are not available online. For more information about this collection or to learn about records not represented in the Digital Collections, please contact our office.

 

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