: This Republican campaign poster from the 1920 election displays portraits of candidates for various offices, including Warren G. Harding, candidate for President of the United States; Frank B. Willis, candidate for the U.S. Senate; Harry L. Davis, candidate for governor of Ohio; W. R. Green, candidate for the state Senate; and five other African American men who are candidates for the state House of Representatives.
Harding is quoted saying that he believes in equality before the law, and that "You can not give one right to a white man and deny the same right to a black man." The poster indicates that African Americans in Ohio remained in possession of their right to vote, even while many blacks in the American South were being disenfranchised. By appearing on this poster, the major Republican candidates for Ohio both endorsed African American Republican candidates, and attempted to secure the African American vote for their own election. View on Ohio Memory.
: OVS5072 Subjects
: African American Ohioans; Political campaigns; Political elections; Republican Party; Elected officials; Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923; Places