The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, BOMA Minute
On this day March 30, 1870 - The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. It supposedly guaranteed voting rights to African Americans. In the War between the States we mustn’t forget that upwards of 620,000 soldiers died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease over the souls of black folk.
In the neighborhood of 180,000 black men provided services to the Union Army and 20,000 more served in the U. S. Navy. In the pursuit of freedom and equality nearly 40,000 black soldiers died in the Civil War. And there is no way to count how many black women gave their lives in service. This is has been a Breath of My Ancestors Minute-brought to you by the Institute of Radical Reconciliation-We Must Never Forget