✔️The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Lincoln on January 1, 1863 (enslaved African Americans freed)
✔️Reconstruction begins 1863 to 1877
✔️14th Amendment ratified 1868.
✔️15th Amendment ratified 1870.
🚩White resentment is growing exponentially. #VRA54
Black Congressman who were doing an exemplary job: they aided the formation of public schools, Equal Rights Leagues, etc. but I digress... history.com/topics/america…
✔️Poll Taxes (voting fees)
✔️Literary tests (below is an example)
"Wait?" You say, "Maya, doesn't the 15th and to some extent the 14th Amendment already do that?"
Yes, and no. I'll explain.
"On June 25, 2013, the Court struck down Section 4(b) as unconstitutional". What does that mean? It's means the protections of the VRA became toothless.
The whole point of the coverage formula and the preclearance was to stop states BEFORE they could change election rules. What Chief Justice Roberts reason? #VRA54
“Our country has changed,” Roberts wrote in his opinion.
We elected Obama, Roberts reasoned, that proved we were post-racial. LOL, right? 🙄
Clinton didn't lose because of a 'lack' of enthusiasm, she lost because of #VoterSuppression.
MILLIONS OF VOTES WERE SUPPRESSED.
Are you awake now? #VRA54
From "One Person, No Vote":
✔️732,000 voters said their registration status had been cancelled due to failure to vote
✔️591,548 were purged off the rolls
✔️40,000 "lost" voters registered