Resources from the New York State Archives
19th Century African American Voting Rights
The New York State Archives provides digital access to archival material documenting New York’s role in the enslavement of African Americans, the gradual manumission of enslaved people, and support for and against equal voting rights for African American New Yorkers.
This link provides access to these documents as well descriptions, transcripts, and links to other New York State Archival resources for educators using archival material in their classrooms.
NYSM Online Exhibition: An Irrespressible Conflict
This website details the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War. Additional information related the rights of African Americans during Reconstruction and after the passing of the 15th Amendment can be found under the heading "Reconstruction & Legacy" and "The Age of Reconstruction".