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Harry McDaniel was Lucinda McDaniel Fleming's father.

He was in the South Carolina Legislature after Slavery was abolished. A copy of a letter from our cousin Jimmy Cunningham giving background information and the Great Story of Mr. Harry McDaniel is imaged as 4 separate documents below. 

The following was shared on the Family Facebook page....

"#tdih 1868. 150th anniversary. The South Carolina constitutional convention met in Charleston with a majority of Black delegates. "The 1868 constitution was REVOLUTIONARY because it embodied many democratic principles absent from previous constitutions. The new document provided for population alone, rather than wealth or the combination of wealth and population, as the basis for House representat...ion. It also continued popular election of the governor. Additionally, the 1868 constitution abolished debtors’ prison, provided for PUBLIC EDUCATION, abolished property ownership as a qualification for office holding, granted some rights to women, and created counties. Provisions [in schools] for the deaf and blind were also ordered. Race was abolished as a limit on male suffrage. The Black Codes that had flourished under the constitution of 1865 were overturned. There was no provision against interracial marriage, and all the public schools were open to all races." [Source: Digital South Carolina Encyclopedia]
Please read and share the Zinn Education Project's article on the importance of teaching about Reconstruction: https://zinnedproject.org/2017/10/when-black-lives-mattered/
Image source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97504690  "

Harry McDaniel
Harry McDaniel
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