Exhibits, North Carolina History, Special Collections

Voting Restrictions in N.C. After the Civil War is Topic of Wilson Library Display

Who May Vote?: Disenfranchisement in North Carolina, 1865-1900
Through Dec. 28, 2012
Wilson Special Collections Library
Grand Reading Room, 3rd floor
Free and open to the public
Information: Biff Hollingsworth, (919) 962-1345

Attempts to restrict the vote in North Carolina in the decades following the Civil War are the focus of a Wilson Library exhibit of documents this fall.

Who May Vote?: Disenfranchisement in North Carolina, 1865-1900 will be on view in the third floor Grand Reading Room through Dec. 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Visitors will be able to see campaign literature and correspondence illustrating efforts at intimidation and political rhetoric to discourage voting among African Americans, women, and the poor.

Other items include:

The exhibit is sponsored by the Southern Historical Collection and the North Carolina Collection.

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