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This Day In History: 15th Amendment Is Ratified

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TheStreet's Special Report: Black History, Wall Street & Beyond is taking a look at leaders from yesterday, today, and tomorrow. During the month-long series, we'll also remember historical milestones and TheStreet's Tony Owusu speaks with CEO's running minority-owned private equity firms to better understand How to Break Diversity Barriers on Wall Street. Plus, TheStreet's Anuz Thapa has a series of interviews focusing on the next generation of leaders on and off Wall Street. 

This Day In History - February 3, 1870:

On this day in history, the 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution officially granted African-American men the right to vote.

"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.”

On March 31, 1870, Thomas Mundy Peterson of New Jersey, became the first Black man to cast his ballot under the 15th Amendment. 

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