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The Right To Vote

After the Civil War, some white citizens used a variety of tactics to prevent African Americans from voting. Most, if not all, of the voting rights court cases resulted in judgments against the defendants; however, the federal legal system became a place where violations of civil rights could be recorded and adjudicated.

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Creator

Records of District Courts of the United States,
Record Group 21

Source

Charleston Criminal Case Files (Circuit Court), 1867-1911

Date

1871

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 3 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 1661882

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

Original Format

Paper
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