Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American NewspapersMain MenuIntroductionAfrican-American Newspapers & Everyday Black HistoryProject Motivation, Methodology, and Scholarly ContributionWomen in African-American NewspapersBlack History 365Popular PostsMatthew F. Delmont01529ec942d3dadc44eb5d89f6fd4cc939ac378a
July 29, 1944
12016-07-25T04:32:05+00:00Matthew F. Delmont01529ec942d3dadc44eb5d89f6fd4cc939ac378a3852plain2016-07-25T04:38:17+00:00Matthew F. Delmont01529ec942d3dadc44eb5d89f6fd4cc939ac378aOn July 19, 1944, the Philadelphia Tribunereported on voting rights in Texas. "Dr. Lonnie Smith, local dentist, upon whose case the United States Supreme Court ruled that colored citizens had the right to vote on the Texas Democratic primaries led hundreds of colored voters all over the Lone Star State to the Polls last Saturday. Wherever colored citizens had paid their poll tax in the state they voted." The landmark Smith v Allwrightdecision ruled that it was unconstitutional for Texas or other states to hold white primaries. (Click to view article PDF).
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