What Is The 15th Amendment ?
History Of The 15th Amendment
The 15th Amendment was proposed on February 26th, 1869. On February 3rd, 1870
the amendment was passed. The 15th Amendment overturned the preexisting statute prohibiting African-American citizens of the United States from suffrage.
Who Was The First African American To Vote ?
Louisiana v. United States, (1965), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that dealt with an "interpretation test" permitted by the Louisiana Constitution of 1921 alleged to deprive Louisiana Negroes of voting rights in violation of 42 U.S.C. Section 1971 and the Fourteenth and 15th amendment.
The test gave complete discretion to registrars to deny an applicant the ability to register to vote if he could not "give a reasonable interpretation" of any clause in the Louisiana Constitution or the Constitution of the United States.