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Mass Convention of the Union Republican Party of Virginia

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Title

Mass Convention of the Union Republican Party of Virginia

Subject

Politics

Description

In the spring of 1867, Congress passed an act that required the former Confederate states to hold conventions, in which African Americans were eligible to serve, and to write new state constitutions. In Virginia, African Americans, former Unionists, and men who had settled in Virginia during and after the war organized to prepare for the election. The six men who signed the call for a meeting of the Union Republican Party were all white Unionists who became Republicans during or after the Civil War.

Creator

Lysander Hall, John Hawxhurst, Burnham Wardwell, W. R. Smith, James H. Clements, Lewis McKenzie

Source

Broadside 1867 R42, Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs Division

Date

1867

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Broadside

Identifier

07_0983_46 (1867.R42BOX)

Coverage

Richmond, Virginia