Literacy tests

Title

Literacy tests

Description

Great thread from @clancynewyork on the persistence of New York's literacy test for voting. It was introduced in 1923, as a wave of anti-immigrant fervor crested in the US, resulting in closing the borders for 40 years. Compare some states' voter ID & "exact match" laws today. 

Creator

Daily Suffragist

Date

06/03/2020

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Citation

Daily Suffragist, “Literacy tests,” Daily Suffragist, accessed September 20, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/263.

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