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Ric Sheffield- A History of Race and the Right to Vote in Reconstruction Ohio

February 1 @ 11:00 am

The right to vote, long hailed as the embodiment, sine qua non, of liberty in American society has special historical significance for persons of African descent in the United States and Ohio, in particular.  It was the quest for this quintessential right of citizenship, perhaps even more so than ethereal notions of equality generally, that undergirds some of the most significant episodes in the annals of America’s civil rights struggle.  In weighing the often-dire consequences of resistance against the potential gains thought to reside in the elective franchise, Black Americans, even in Ohio, literally risked life, limb, and livelihood to claim their places at the polls.

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Date:
February 1
Time:
11:00 am

Organizer

Oberlin Heritage Center
Phone:
(440) 774-1700
Website:
oberlinheritagecenter.org

Venue

Oberlin Public Library
65 S Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074-1673 United States
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Phone:
(440) 775-4790
Website:
https://www.oberlinlibrary.org/