POLS 001 Lecture Notes - Lecture 29: White Primaries

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White Primary
white primary - permitted political parties to
exclude African Americans from voting in primary
elections
south was so democratic, white primaries
deprived African Americans of a voice in real
contests
white primaries unconstitutional in 1944
(Smith vs. Allwright)
Twenty-fourth Amendment - constitutional
amendment passed in 1964 that declared poll taxes
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