August, 1868

"The Color Line is Broken"!

"15th Amendment." 15th Amendment. N.p., 2013. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. <>.

*Protects the rights of Americans to vote for their leaders and vote in elections

* Any American cannot be denied the right to vote based on race, color or being an ex-slave

*Allows African Americans to be elected in public office

* In office, they can make laws that provided schools for children and allow people of different races to get married

By: Kori Yelverton