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Thomas Mundy Peterson Day

March 31, 2021

Thomas Mundy Peterson Historic Vote

NJ designated March 31 of each year Thomas Mundy Peterson Day in recognition of his historic vote on March 31. Thomas Mundy Peterson (October 6, 1824 – February 4, 1904) of Perth Amboy, New Jersey was the first African-American to vote in an election under the just-enacted provisions of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution. His vote was cast on March 31, 1870.



March 31, 2021


Perth Amboy, NJ 08861