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State supreme court confirms the right of mixed race men to vote in Ohio

Columbus, Ohio, circa 1857
02/16/1860
The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled unanimously in favor of Alfred J. Anderson, a mulatto of around one eighth black blood and a leading citizen of Butler County, who had sued for his right to vote in Ohio.  He had been turned away at the polls in the 1856 presidential election.  The Court ruled that men who had a preponderance of white blood had the right to vote under existing Ohio constitutional law.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Suffrage in Ohio," New York Times,  February 17, 1860, p. 4.

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