Important Voting Milestones
The Articles of Confederation were ratified. This was an agreement among all thirteen original states in the United States of America that served as its first Constitution.
The U.S. Constitution declared persons of African decent 3/5th of a person.
It was declared that all men who pay poll taxes can vote. This was a popular law among Southern States that required citizens to pay poll taxes.
Mexicans were granted U.S. Citizenship but they were not allowed to vote.
April 28, 1955
Emmett Till was murdered by White Men in Money, MS for allegedly flirting with a white Woman. The men were tried for murder, but an all-white, male jury acquitted them.
Bernard Lafayette of S.N.C.C. arrives in Selma. S.N.C.C. was organized by young people and aided with sit-ins, marches and mass meetings
Felecia Pettway, NVRMI Board Member
Pearlie L. Walker, NVRMI Administrator
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