Practical Illustration of the Virginia Constitution (So-Called)
African Americans, politics, race relations
Opponents of the constitution produced this political broadside to frighten white Virginians into voting against ratification of the constitution by spreading fears that African Americans would be able to beat white children in the new public schools or serve as jurors in trials involving white ladies and gentlemen.
Broadside 1867 P89 FF, Library of Virginia, Prints and Photographs Division
Library of Virginia