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Student’s name Instructor Course name Date Political and legal steps taken by African American to achieve voting rights Introduction African Americans living in the 1860s faced racial conflicts that affected their voting rights. Racism was at its peak at this time in Texas and history records that race was a major contributor to the conflicts between African Americans and Whites. It was difficult for African Americans to express their interests in the newly designed positions in the government. Also they were not allowed to vote like any other American citizens. This paper highlights the various initiatives taken by African Americans to seek for their voting rights and selecting their preferred candidates. It further explains the necessary coalitions that were utilized to effectively champion for the rights of African Americans in a white-dominated society. Undoubtedly people of color were often relegated to the status of inferiors. They did not have third parties conventions legal hearings and movements. They managed to get their own black representatives in the legislature who were aggressive and determined to change the status quo. Work cited Du Bois William Edward Burghardt ed. Black Reconstruction in America: Toward a history of the part which black folk played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America 1860-1880. Routledge 2017 Hamilton Charles V. and Kwame Ture. Black power: Politics of liberation in America. Vintage 2011. Kluger Richard. Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle forEquality. Vintage 2011. Keyssar Alexander. The right to vote: The contested history of democracy in the United States. Basic Books 2009. Polsby Nelson W. Aaron B. Wildavsky and David A. Hopkins. Presidential elections: Strategies and structures of American politics. Rowman & Littlefield 2008. Uggen Christopher and Jeff Manza. “Democratic contraction? Political consequences of felon disenfranchisement in the United States.” American Sociological Review (2002): 777-803.
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write a 4 page essay(with an MLA style Works Cited Page at the end) that addresses the topic completely:
“African Americans in Texas today have full voting rights. Explain the political and legal steps taken by African Americans to achieve this right. ”
essay MUST be a minimum of 4 pages, not including the Works Cited page. Please cite a minimum of 4 reputable sources and include in-text citations throughout the essay.

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