- Civil Rights
- Kill Amendment No.3.
- Florence Herald
- Contributor to Resource:
- Freeman, Lee
- Date of Original:
- Civil rights--Alabama--Florence
- United States, Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence, 34.79981, -87.67725
- newspaper clippings
- 1. A November 21, 1963 Florence Herald editorial urging readers to vote against Amendment No. 3, one of 13 proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution. According to the *Herald,* citing a bulletin published by the League of Women Voters, while no doubt intended to discourage Negro voting, the amendment could be doubly problematic because, beyond requiring basic literacy, "the examination it proposes could be so difficult that few white persons or Negroes could pass it." Yet if passed, there was still the chance that this "obnoxious" amendment could be declared unconstitutional by the federal courts because "it is discriminatory in intent, if not in wording."
Amendment No. 3, one of 13 proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution.
2. A December 12, 1963 Florence Herald report that Amendment No. 3 was defeated at the polls, with Lauderdale voters voting 1534 to 624 against it.
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- 1. Florence Herald
2. Florence Herald
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- Shoals Black History