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Why was gaining the right to vote an important goal for many African Americans?

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Gaining the right to vote was an important goal for at least two reasons.

First, African Americans were denied the right to vote while whites were allowed that right.  This bothered African Americans because they felt...

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black people wanted to be seen as equals by the whites this was one more way to actualy BE equals. They also wanted to vote for the republican party which suppurted the end of slavery.

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