King George County Ballot Box labeled "Colored"

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Title

King George County Ballot Box labeled "Colored"

Subject

African Americans, suffrage

Description

On October 22, 1867, African American men voted in Virginia for the first time. The army officers who conducted the election recorded the votes of white and black men on separate lists, and in King George County (and likely in other counties as well) white and black men placed their ballots in separate ballot boxes.

Source

Secretary of the Commonwealth, General Election Returns, King George County, Accession 50706, State Government Records Collection,

Date

1867

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Pasteboard box

Identifier

15_0128_04

Coverage

King George County, Virginia

Citation

“King George County Ballot Box labeled "Colored",” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed August 24, 2019, http://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/597.