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Honor Dr. King, Broadside, 1970


At the close of the Civil War and the passing of the Fifteenth Amendment, all men, regardless of their race or previous status, were supposed to be able to vote.  However, states, including Virginia, found ways to exclude blacks from voting such as implementing poll taxes. In 1965, these discriminatory practices were outlawed under the federal Voting Rights Acts; with its passing, many blacks gained the ability to vote for the first time.

Citation: Honor Dr. King. Richmond, Va.: Richmond Welfare Rights Organization, 1970. Broadside 1970 .H6 FF, Manuscripts & Special Collections, Library of Virginia


History: VS.1, VS.8, VS.9, USII.1, USII.3, USII.4, USII.9, CE.1, CE.3, VUS.1, VUS.7, VUS.14, GOVT.1, GOVT.18, GOVT.19
Art: 4.1, 5.1

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