This Day In History August 28

Historical Events & Manuscripts on August 28

March on Washington, August 28, 1963. U.S. National Archives.
August 28, 1963

In 1864, Governor Michael Hahn pushed through a provision authorizing the legislature to enfranchise non-whites on the basis that Lincoln suggested: military service and intellectual fitness. This was a crucial development: voting rights for Blacks were now – incrementally – possible…