What the 15th Amendment could have said
Alas, Rep. Julian's inclusive, affirmative-right-to-vote 15th Amdt isn't the one we have. His daughter Grace, a leading Indiana suffragist, fought for the 19th Amdt and lived to see it. @INSuffrage100
#otd in 1870, Rep. George Julian (R-Ind) introduced the 1st woman suffrage amendment to bear the eventual wording of the #19thAmendment, ratified only in 1920.— Stephen West (@Stephen_A_West) April 4, 2020
That made Julian both 50 years ahead of his times—and behind where he’d been just 2 years before.
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