An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal rights, both civil and legal, to African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.
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"(January 2, 1812 -- January 21, 1871) Edwin Ruthvin Vincent Wright was an editor, publisher, lawyer, public servant, mayor, and American politician. Wright was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. Edwin studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. He was editor of the Jersey Blue in 1836 and published a newspaper. He was a member of the New Jersey state council in 1843, district attorney for Hudson County (1851 - 1855) and Mayor of Hudson, New Jersey in 1855. Wright was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and due to bad health was not a candidate for renomination in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000758]"
Member of New Jersey Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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