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Article "Our Day: The Poll Tax in Virginia, Democracy in Virginia"

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Article "Our Day: The Poll Tax in Virginia, Democracy in Virginia"

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The article "Our Day: The Poll Tax in Virginia, Democracy in Virginia," published by The Collegian December 3rd, 1937, was a response to an article published by the Southern Planter. The author of the article published by the Southern Planter was in support of the poll tax. The Collegian article says, "Making it easy to vote will never bring Democracy to Virginia. The voters must first be made capable of voting and only long and patient education will accomplish this." The author of The Collegian article believes that voters should have a certain level of education, something most black people would not have had access to. Poll taxes and other restrictions on voting rights of black citizens were prominent in Virginia and across southern states during the era of Jim Crow.

Source

"Our Day: The Poll Tax in Virginia, Democracy in Virginia" The Richmond Collegian XXIV, no.12, (December 3, 1937): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19371203.2.20&srpos=24&e=--1920---1989--en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1937-12-03

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English

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RIchmond (Va).

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“Article "Our Day: The Poll Tax in Virginia, Democracy in Virginia",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 18, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1829.