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Black legislators during Reconstruction

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Creator:Drago, Edmund L.
Title:Black legislators during Reconstruction
Date:2002 Sept. 5

Encyclopedia article about African American political participation during Reconstruction. Black men participated in Georgia politics for the first time during Congressional Reconstruction (1867-76). Between 1867 and 1872 sixty-nine African Americans served as delegates to the constitutional convention (1867-68) or as members of the state legislature. Jefferson Long, a tailor from Bibb County, sat in the U.S. Congress from December 1870 to March 1871. The three most prominent black legislators were Henry M. Turner, Tunis G. Campbell Sr., and Aaron A. Bradley.

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Subjects:African American legislators--Georgia | African Americans--Politics and government | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2002-09-05
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