Black Male Suffrage in Early Wisconsin - Registration Required

Presented by Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara, Assistant Professor of History, Department of Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison
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On October 31, 1865 Ezekiel Gillespie, a black Milwaukee resident, asked that his name be added to the list of eligible voters.

He was refused. The next day he went to the polls to vote. He was again turned away on account of his race. Listen to the rest of the story as Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara illuminates the history of black male suffrage in Wisconsin in this virtual program.