President Grant's Pen
Used to sign the 15th Amendment, 1870
With this pen, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the 15th Amendment, guaranteeing African American men the right to vote. The amendment was part of a federal program to extend civil rights throughout the South during the post Civil War-era of Reconstruction.
||Ulysses S. Grant, born April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, OH; died July 23, 1885, Mount McGregor, NY
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