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.
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Although this site began as a repository for American history stories, over time it essentially became a 'brain dump.' For more than a year, I've used the site to work through my beliefs and opinions in this post-truth era of political illiteracy.
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