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2016/07/29

Voting Rights in the 1890s

"There is no use to equivocate or lie about the matter. Mississippi's constitutional convention was held for no other purpose than to eliminate the nigger from politics; not the ignorant -- but the nigger." -Gov. James K. Vardaman of Mississippi

“There is no use to equivocate or lie about the matter. Mississippi’s constitutional convention was held for no other purpose than to eliminate the nigger from politics; not the ignorant — but the nigger.” -James K. Vardaman, who would later be governor of Mississippi