On Tuesday, February 3, due to a special event being held in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center, there will be no public tours of the Capitol. The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed all day except for individuals on official business and people going to the House and Senate Visitor Galleries.

After the Civil War, African-American men gained political influence when the Fifteenth Amendment ensured their voting rights.

Tue, 2013-04-30 09:51 -- administrator

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