Little Known Black History Fact: Thomas Mundy Peterson

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  • Thomas Mundy Peterson is known as the first black voter in the United States. America was under a new 15th amendment and Petersen acted quickly. On March 31, 1870, Thomas Mundy Peterson bravely cast his ballot to revise the town’s existing charter. The side he voted for won in a landslide (230-63) and Mundy Peterson was elected to the committee to revise the charter.

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