Are Your Voting Rights in Peril?

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  • Supreme Court
  • What's at Stake
  • In the Beginning
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • The Freedom Summer
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Turning Point
  • Check and Balance
  • More Work to Do
  • The More Things Change
  • Section 5 at Work
  • Obama Weighs In
  • The Cup Half Full
  • The Cup Half Empty

In the Beginning

Although the 15th Amendment prohibited preventing people to vote based on race or color, several mostly Southern states continued to deny Blacks the right to vote. They applied a variety of methods, including literacy tests and poll taxes.

(Photo: Courtesy of Libary of Congress)

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