Thomas Mundy Peterson cast his ballot at City Hall in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on March 31...

Remembering an Episcopalian as a ‘symbol of voting rights,’ while working to preserve those rights – Episcopal News Service

Thomas Mundy Peterson cast his ballot at City Hall in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on March 31, 1870, making him the first African American to vote in a U.S. election under the provisions of the 15th Amendment, whose ratification was certified the day…

 

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