Abuse Of Power: Controlling The Minority Vote in 1890

On Nov. 1, 1890, Mississippi became the first state to adopt restrictions denying Blacks the right to vote. According to the new ‘understanding’ legislation, African Americans were permitted to vote only if they could read and interpret the Constitution of the United States.

Source: An Encyclopedia of American History in Chronological Order

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