Louisiana Required African-Americans To Pass This Test Prior To Voting

Until the 1960's, African-Americans were required to pass a literacy test in order to vote in the State of Louisiana. Here is one of those tests.

African Americans were often forced to attend sub-par schools or even prevented from seeking an education entirely. This was a way of keeping White-control of the former Confederate states. Now, instead of literacy tests, we have voter identification laws.

[This] Louisiana “literacy” test, singular among its fellows, has nothing to do with citizenship. Designed to put the applicant through mental contortions, the test's questions are often confusingly worded. If some of them seem unanswerable, that effect was intentional. The (white) registrar would be the ultimate judge of whether an answer was correct.

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ONEGREYCELL
ONEGREYCELL

What is an African American?

ONEGREYCELL
ONEGREYCELL

Many of the questions have grave grammatical errors which render them meaningless. EG Using the word line when the word should be sentence.The person or persons compiling this test require further education.