Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

February 3, 1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race

Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. See Copyright.

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution


Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution




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Monday, February 01, 2016

Portrait of an African Man

Artist: Jan Mostaert (circa 1475-1552/1553) Title: Portrait of an African man. Date: circa 1525-1530 Medium: oil on oak panel. Dimensions: Height: 30.8 cm (12.1 in). Width: 21.2 cm (8.3 in). Current location: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Portrait of an African Man is a painting by the Netherlandish Renaissance painter Jan Mostaert from between c. 1520 and 1530. The exact subject of the painting has long been unclear.

Suggestions include that the subject is Christophle le More (Christopher the Moor), a black archer at the court of Emperor Charles V, or Saint Maurice, who was typically portrayed as black. If it is a portrait of a specific real individual, it appears to be the earliest known portrait of a black man in European painting

Portrait of an African Man


African man portrait






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