Section 1. Right of citizens to vote regardless of race, color or previous condition of servitude. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section 2. Enforcement. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
[Proposed by Congress in 1869 and ratified by the necessary number of states in 1870]