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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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|Types:||Articles | Text|
|Subjects:||African American legislators--Georgia | African Americans--Politics and government | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075|
|Collection:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Institution:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Contributors:||New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)|
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Cite as: "Black Legislators during Reconstruction," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
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