In honor of Black History Month, all month long we will be sharing the legacies and stories of the heroes, sheroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. Follow us on Twitter (@VRAmatters) to share your own facts.
Today we honor The Reconstruction Congress of 1867, which passed several measures to promote the Black franchise:
1. The District of Columbia Suffrage Bill;
2. The Territorial Suffrage Act; and,
3. The Reconstruction Acts of 1867.