Tribute Thursday: Thomas Henry Peterson, First African American Voter

Today’s Tribute Thursday goes to Thomas Mundy Peterson (October 6, 1824 – February 4, 1904) of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  He was the first African-American to vote in an election under the just-enacted provisions of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. His vote was cast on March 31, 1870. Thomas Mundy Peterson wasContinue reading “Tribute Thursday: Thomas Henry Peterson, First African American Voter”