Election Day!

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In 1865 my three times great grandfather Adam Mooorer was most likely a slave and in1867 he was free and I found his name  on a voters registration list. Going from a slave having no right and not even seen as a person but as property to being able to have his vote and voice as a citizen must have been surreal to Adam and other former slaves. Click Here “The Alabama 1867 voter registration records were created as a direct result of a Reconstruction Act passed by the United States Congress on March 23, 1867. The act required the commanding officer in each military district to hold, before September 1, 1867, a registration of all male citizens, 21 years and older, in each county who were also qualified to vote and who had taken the loyalty oath.” (http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/index.cfm)

I’ll vote today not just for myself but for all my ancestors who couldn’t vote for many years in this country.

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