- Look closely at the clothing of each man in the line. Why is each man dressed differently? What does their clothing represent?
- This image illustrates the first election in Virginia in which African Americans could participate in order to elect delegates to help rewrite that state's constitution. Why would it be important for African Americans to vote in this election?
- What might be the drawbacks of having to vote out in the open where everyone can see who you voted for?
Waud, Alfred R., "The first vote," Harper's Weekly, 16 November 1867. Courtesy of Library of Congress