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.
Quill platform ID: p8292.
"(March 7, 1821 -- April 23, 1886) Stephen Taber was a farmer, public servant, president of a company and bank, director of a railroad company, and was a American Politician. Taber was born in Dover, Dutchess County, New York. He was a member of the state assembly in 1860 and 1861. He assisted in organizing the Long Island North Shore Transportation Company in 1861 and served as its president. He was a director of the Long Island Railroad Company and president of the Roslyn Savings Bank in 1876. Steven was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000002]"
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