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Episode #10

Voting

Air date 06/06/13
Host: Maggie Stevenson

Elaborate legal systems were designed to keep Negroes from voting. In addition, there were the threats of job loss and physical harm. But if a Negro couldn’t vote, he had no say in the political process. So voting rights were a never-ending part of Medgar Evers’ work. In spite of all his efforts, Evers reported in late 1957 that there were still 13 Mississippi counties with no registered Negro voters.