Maryland Democrats meet in Baltimore to protest the state's restrictive voter registration law
01/24/1866 to 01/26/1866
The Unionist-controlled Maryland Legislature had earlier passed a sweeping Registration Law which disenfranchised many former Confederates and their supporters. Democratic opposition to the law was unanimous and an "Anti-Registration Convention" was held at the Temperance Temple in Baltimore, Montgomery Blair in the chair. Resolutions supporting President Johnson's reconstruction policy and against the "odious and oppressive law" were passed and sent to the Legislature. (By John Osborne)
William Starr Myers, The Self-Reconstruction of Maryland, 1864-1867 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1909), 44-46.