Freedman's first vote in Palestine, Texas

The Freedmen’s First Vote at the first Anderson County Courthouse. Photo Courtesy of the Palestine Public Library via The Portal to Texas History⁠

An important historical event: the first Anderson County Courthouse on the day of the Freedmen’s First Vote in 1866. The voters’ horses are tied to the railing, and the Union guards are watching over the freed slaves to prevent the opposition from taking or harming them.

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