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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- Notorious RBG RememberedToday’s post remembers Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It was adapted from a 2018 post when she visited the National Archives for a naturalization ceremony. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as RBG, was a frequent visitor and a good friend to the National Archives. When Ginsburg visited the National Archives on … Cont […]