The Plot Twist Ending of Black Men’s Suffrage in WI

On April 3rd, 1866, Black men were able to vote in Wisconsin for the first time ever thanks to the work of one Ezekiel Gillespie. In 1865, Gillespie, a Black leader in Milwaukee, attempted to register to vote under the provisions of the 1848 state constitution. Instead, Gillespie was denied the right to register by […]