November 18, 2009

The Fifteenth Amendment.

"Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

This amendment ensures that race cannot be used as a criteria for voting. This allowed African American's the right to vote. This is probably another one of the amendments that stands out in most people's minds as it has a lot to do with the struggle for civil rights.

This video is a very dramatic reading of the fourteenth and fifteenth amendment read by Ruby Dee. This was for the People for the American Way's reading of the Constitution in New York City in 2004.

This is basically some guy talking and giving his opinion on the fifteenth his garage from what it looks like in the background.