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Ari Berman @AriBerman
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RIP to 97-year-old civil rights activist Rosanell Eaton who passed away yesterday

She passed literacy test to register to vote & then registered over 4,000 people. She was plaintiff in @ncnaacp lawsuit challenging NC voter ID law

A remarkable woman I was honored to know
Rosanell Eaton had to pass literacy test in 1940s to register to vote under Jim Crow

Then when NC passed voter ID law she had to make 11 trips to different state agencies to get right ID

NC just passed new version of voter ID law in lame duck session…
As I wrote in my book Give Us the Ballot, civil rights hero Rosanell Eaton had to recite Preamble to Constitution to register to vote under Jim Crow

70 years later she was still fighting for voting rights in North Carolina & joined @RevDrBarber's Moral Monday movement
"I am where I am today only because men and women like Rosanell Eaton refused to accept anything less than a full measure of equality" Barack Obama said…
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