June 23, 1888: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass Receives One Vote From Kentucky Delegation

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June 23, 1888: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, effectively making him the 1st African-American candidate to have his name placed in nomination for U.S. president (The nomination went to Benjamin Harrison).

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