Ballot: No Negro Equality

Title

Ballot: No Negro Equality

Description

The fight over civil rights was never just a southern issue. This ballot is from the race for governor of Ohio in 1867. Allen Granbery Thurman’s campaign included the promise of barring black citizens from voting. He narrowly lost to future president Rutherford B. Hayes. Thurman was then appointed U.S. Senator for Ohio, where he worked to reverse many Reconstruction-era civil rights reforms.

Source

From the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s exhibit Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Specifically they are from the Segregated America section:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/1-segregated/segregated-america.html

Date

1867

Files

Citation

"Ballot: No Negro Equality ," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #45, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/45 (accessed December 19, 2014).