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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"(August 4, 1824 -- April 20, 1883) Roswell Hart was a lawyer, businessman. superintendent of a railway mail service, and American politician. Hart was born in Rochester, New York. Hart studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847 and was superintendent to the Railway Mail Service for the States of New York and Pennsylvania (1869-1876). Roswell was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000292]"
Member of New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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