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I. Artifact Name

Literacy Test Used in Alabama

II. Image


III. Event Represented by the Artifact/Significance

Before the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, literacy tests were used in many Southern and Western states to prevent blacks and Latinos from registering to vote.

IV. Date and Place

The literacy test above was used in Alabama before the Voting Rights Act made such tests illegal.

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VI. Original Multimedia

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VIII. Curators

Susan Jayne, Jerome Hughes, Rex Wells, and Larry Burke


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