Ballot Box labeled "Colored"

Title

Ballot Box labeled "Colored"

Description

African- American men voted for the first time in Virginia in 1867 to elect representatives for a state constitutional convention. Voting was segregated. This ballot box, from King George County, collected the votes of blacks.

Source

Library of Virginia Virginia Memory online exhibit

Date

1867

Format

JPG

Coverage

1860s

Original Format

pasteboard box

Description

African- American men voted for the first time in Virginia in 1867 to elect representatives for a state constitutional convention. Voting was segregated. This ballot box, from King George County, collected the votes of blacks.

Date

1867

Coverage

1860s

Source

Library of Virginia Virginia Memory online exhibit