Black Soldiers and Lady Liberty

Our Black History Month celebration continues with this 1865 drawing of a wounded Union soldier by Thomas Nast.

“Franchise. And not this man?” despite his service and sacrifice.

Image Credit: Harper’s Weekly, August 5, 1865.

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