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Suppressing Black-America Voters in Mississippi State Convention

At the 1890 Mississippi State Convention a new constitution was adopted that included a literacy test and poll tax for eligible voters. Under the new literacy requirement, a potential voter had to be able to read any section of the Mississippi Constitution or understand any section when read to him, or give a reasonable interpretation of any section. While many of the voting suppression measures could also impact poor white people, they disproportionately impacted African Americans. Do you think that the voting rights a been sifted to either your vote counting or not in America?

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