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With African-Americans voting in large numbers, Republican make sweeping gains in the Washington D.C. municipal elections.

Municipal Election, Washington D.C., June 3, 1867, artist's impression.
06/03/1867

Washington D.C. held municipal elections on this day with black men voting and assisting at polling places for only the second time ever. Republicans won all the city-wide contests and a strong majority on both the Board of Common Council and the Board of Alderman, together with five of seven wards. African-American turnout was estimated at around ninety percent of eligible voters and helped place the city firmly in the hards of largely radical Republicans. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Robert Harrison, Washington during Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 162-164.
"The Washington Election," Harper's Weekly, June 22, 1867, pp. 397-398.

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