Recalling an Era When the Color of Your Skin Meant You Paid to Vote | Smithsonian Magazine (2016)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of a ruling that made the poll tax unconstitutional By Allison Keyes, Smithsonian Magazine In January 1955 in Hardin County, Texas, Leo Carr had to pay $1.50 to vote. That receipt for Carr’s “poll tax” now resides in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. In today’s dollars, […]

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