Philadelphia Freedom and the Launch of the 15th Amendment

October 19, 2020

Any American schoolchild can tell you that Philadelphia is the birthplace of the nation. As the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the Constitution was written, we have earned that moniker. Yet, many people do not know that Philadelphia should also be credited as the place where the 15th Amendment was launched. During this important election season, it is worth noting Philadelphia’s significant role in helping universal male suffrage to become the law of the land.