February 28, 2017- The Transformative Justice Coalition (2015-present) and what you can do to advance voting rights (2017) #VRABlackHistory

February 28, 2017- The Transformative Justice Coalition (2015-present) and what you can do to advance voting rights (2017) #VRABlackHistory

Today, February 28, 2017, on this last day of Black History Month, we end of the #VRABlackHistory Series with a special two-part extended edition as we honor The Transformative Justice Coalition and educate about what you can do to advance voting rights.

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February 6, 2017- Robert Purvis (1810-1898) #VRABlackHistory

February 6, 2017-  Robert Purvis (1810-1898) #VRABlackHistory

Today, February 6, 2017, we honor Robert Purvis, a Black man who lost his voting rights in the early 1800’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On March 14, 1838, Purvis submitted a petition to fight for his and 40,000 other Black Philadelphians' voting rights in response to a new state constitutional amendment that restricted suffrage to only White men.

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