“If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31, subheading of The Freedman’s Torchlight

In the early 1800s in New York, political enfranchisement for freed Black people was directly determined by whether or not they owned land. While white men could vote no matter if they had any land, free Black men were required to own $250 worth of taxable property.

Photo illustration. Sources: Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Thomas Barwick/H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images This piece is part of The Uprising Marches On , a package on what’s next for the movement for Black lives.

“If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31, subheading of The Freedman’s Torchlight

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