Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election Day 2010

"If we are to go forward, we must first go back..."
M.L. King, Jr.
With Election Day 2010 behind us and in light of the Republicans pending takeover of the House of Representatives, it's only fitting that we look back at another time  and another place.

With the passage of the 15th Amendment (1870), black men were allowed to vote -- albeit briefly.  During Reconstruction (1865-1877), today's Democrats were yesteryear's Republicans, the Party of Lincoln. 

Other than perjorative references found in in F.Z. Browne's Reconstruction in Oktibbeha County (1913) and Thomas Battle Carroll's Historical Sketches of Oktibbeha (1931), not much is known about the following Oktibbeha County Congressmen.

  • Anderson Boyd
  • Benjamin Chiles
  • David Higgins
  • Randall Nettles

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Source: Freedom's Lawmakers (1993) by Eric Foner

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