From ‘The Vault’ at Slate.com: Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s

From the Vault: Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s

An interesting read from Slate.com‘s history blog, The Vault: Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s.

The website where Vault found the test from is also worth a look!: Civil Rights Movement Veterans

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6 Responses to From ‘The Vault’ at Slate.com: Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s

  1. dakwolf55 says:

    What insanity. By chance do you have the answers, I already took longer then 10 minutes but I’d like to see what the answers are in any case.

  2. I couldn’t find an accompanying answer key! The closest thing I did find was this explanation (with examples) of how the test answer corrections were left up to the discretion of the corrector: http://www.crmvet.org/nars/schwartz.htm#corelittest

  3. kerbey says:

    I agree; it took me almost 10 min just to read it! “Circle the first, first letter” took me awhile to comprehend. And I’m like, super smart. 🙂

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