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Southern States Feared Negro Domination

Nothing was more terrifying to wealthy landowners in the post-Confederate south than an empowered black electorate. The suffrage of the previously subjugated class could easily disrupt their monopoly on southern politics.

“The First Vote” of African Americans in Virginia.1867, Harper’s Weekly. (State Archives of Florida/Waud)

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Tales about Florida’s past and how it relates to our present.

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