Portrait of Ezekiel Gillespie

Ezekiel Gillespie

With the encouragement of abolitionist Sherman Booth, Ezekiel Gillespie attempted to vote in Milwaukee in 1865 and was refused. The case went quickly to the state Supreme Court to resolve the issue of African American suffrage, and the court voted unanimously in favor of Gillespie.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Unknown
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis. Wisconsin Historical Images.
Citation: Ezekiel Gillespie. Wisconsin Historical Images. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1472; Visited on: 12/16/2019