Political Meeting at Second Baptist Church

Political Meeting at Second Baptist Church (HM8UE)

Location: Circleville, OH 43113 Pickaway County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 35.89', W 82° 56.886'

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In 1870, African American men in Circleville attempted to vote in municipal elections. Despite the recent ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, pollsters refused their votes on the basis that state law forbade them from receiving the ballots. The Second Baptist Church was the site of a meeting of 147 African American men seeking redress. Together with Republican leaders these men produced petitions that were sent to the United States Senate and House of Representatives. These petitions gave the Republican Party the grounds to introduce bills to enforce the Fifteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The passage of the Enforcement Act of 1870 imposed criminal penalties for interference with the right to vote and also helped to shift power and authority from the individual state legislatures to the centralized Federal government.
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HM NumberHM8UE
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number8-65
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Briartown Publishing, Faith Ministries, Inc., Second Baptist Church, Pickaway County African American Preservation Association, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal, and The Ohio Historical So
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 332734 N 4384972
Decimal Degrees39.59816667, -82.94810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.89', W 82° 56.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 53.40" N, 82° 56' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112-198 W Mill St, Circleville OH 43113, US
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