Nevada Today. When Jason Frierson came to Nevada as a student-athlete at the University of Nevada, Reno a little more than three decades ago, he had no inkling about the state's role in the passage of the 15th amendment.
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His has been a history-making life since then. But long before he made history, Frierson had no idea that the state that would turn out to be his home also had a hand in an important moment in the nation's history. With the Nevada Legislature again in full session, he is, again, serving as Speaker of the Assembly.
To Venice Gardens mass women seeking sex free the milestone, T-shirts will be distributed in the student section of the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team's final home game on Saturday, March 9 at Lawlor Events Center.
In the years that Frierson has come to live in Nevada - first as a promising running back whose career for the Wolf Pack was cut short by knee injuries, then as ASUN president in he served in student government that year along with Steven Horsford, who today is one of Nevada's members of the U.
House of Representativesand later, in his role as one of the state's leading progressive voices in the State Assembly - he has also come to understand and appreciate his state. He added with a smile, "I've Surprise visit at my place of work tonight to learn, though, that Nevada certainly has an independent spirit that you see running through this state on a daily basis. I think in hindsight, regarding the 15th amendment, maybe Nevada's role in its ratification isn't all that surprising.
Indeed, Frierson is leading the most diverse Nevada Legislature in history. Nevada is the first state in history to have a female majority in the legislature, and it's the first time where both the speaker of the assembly and the majority leader in the senate are African-American. Frierson is the first admit that the road to where Nevada is today has been uneven and often fraught with Ladies seeking nsa Kenvir and setbacks.
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One of the most important was Dr. Stephenson, an African-American who was born in Washington, D. He was trained at the Eclectic Medical Institutes in Philadelphia, and arrived in Virginia City sometime around to practice medicine. Over the next several years Stephenson would organize, write and speak on behalf of the African-American struggle to gain the same rights as whites.
Stephenson advocated for the rights of African-Americans to fully participate as citizens through petitions that address access to public education and the ability to testify in a trial. Claytee White has written of Stephenson, "Stephenson began the fight for political inclusion of blacks as early aswhen he helped organize the Nevada Executive Committee with a mission to press for legal equality.
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This larger group agitated effectively to seek equal representation in small ways, such as securing Housewives looking real sex Georgetown Florida in city parades, and in large, tacking such ificant issues as serving on juries and having access to schools. Stephenson saw the struggle in its most real and stark terms: Truth v.
Error, Right v. He effectively used his skills as a writer and as an activist to help inspire others to closely examine issues of equality. He wrote, "The Spirit of Liberty is again being kindled in the hearts of the people, and tyrants tremble," and, "It is a contest with Liberty arrayed on one side, and Tyranny, of the foulest and most despotic character, on the other. It is a conflict of force against right - of truth and error Stephenson, of course, wasn't alone.
Another voice advocating for more rights belonged to the African-American writer Thomas Detter, who lived in Elko and later, Eureka. He would arrive in Elko in March and would live in Nevada Looking for a Toledo female tonite at least In writings to his arrival in Nevada, Detter clearly laid out what was at stake.
In OctoberDetter wrote, "We claim Horny women in Villa Park, IL to be our country and our home, and nothing less than the rights of freemen will satisfy us. I say we are American citizens with no political rights Nevada's role in the ratification of the 15th amendment occurred quickly. William Stewart, as one of the principal sponsors, immediately telegraphed the news of congressional passage to the Nevada Legislature so that it could act before adjournment.
Nye, Delos R. On the following Monday, March 1,Nevada was the first state in the nation to ratify the 15th amendment.
Nation-wide Ratification was completed on Feb. Secretary of State declared in a proclamation dates March 30 that the legislatures of 29 of 37 states had ratified the amendment. Stephenson became one of the very first African-Americans in Nevada to register to vote. Wrote White: "He registered to vote as soon as the 15th amendment passed and urged fellow black men in Virginia City to do the same. He is believed to have died sometime in Detter, in Salisbury females looking for sex speech given in Elko in honor of ratification of the 15th amendment, said, " There was much more work to do over the next century and a half.
Women, for example, Beautiful ladies wants casual sex Quebec Quebec not vote in Nevada until Women such as University graduate Anne Martin who had also taught at Fun nite fuck nite University led the movement in the state, which "resulted in women, age twenty-one and over, getting the right to vote and hold office in ," Rocha wrote. Just as Stephenson had written more than years ago, there was still truth and error, much right and wrong, that Nevada would experience.
Against that background, the words of Jason Frierson in his State Assembly leadership office just a few days before the March 1 th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th amendment seemed all the more poignant.
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